Archive | May, 2010

Who wants to read the New Testament in the month of June?

May 31, 2010

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Looking for a challenge? Something to nudge yourself out of the comfort zone? Consider joining me in a challenge to read through the entire New Testament in the month of June. It’s not a stunt to try and make ourselves acceptable to God. Our justification is a gift that was given to us in the […]

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Bacon lovers bring in the heavy artillery with pork torpedo

May 29, 2010

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What’s with America’s recent bacon craze? There’s chocolate-covered bacon, bacon mints, bacon hot sauce, bacon lollipops … even bacon vodka. Isn’t time to put an end to all the madness caused by our appetite for salty, cured swine flesh!?! I didn’t think so either. Get a load of the Bacon Explosion. It’s a bacon-stuffed, bacon-wrapped […]

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Justified … till we die, you and I will magnify. Magnificent!

May 28, 2010

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“Magnificent” — U2 Magnificent Oh, oh, magnificent I was born, I was born To be with you in this space and time After that and ever after I haven’t had a clue only to break rhyme This foolishness can leave a heart black and blue, oh, oh Only love, only love can leave such a […]

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Shortcuts to pleasure can be a pain

May 28, 2010

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We’re all looking for the easy way out, aren’t we? I know I am. Unfortunately, pressing the “Easy” button always has unfortunate consequences. This past Sunday, my pastor Jerry Cisar preached a sobering message about the fact that shortcuts aren’t roads to pleasure, but are dead-ends we want to avoid at all cost. Here are […]

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Are you a fan of “Hulk Hands?”

May 27, 2010

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I’m a big fan of “Hulk Hands.” But try as I might, I can’t think of any situations where it would be appropriate to wear them. Can you help a brother with some suggestions?

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7 easy tips to get more out of Sunday morning

May 26, 2010

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In the video clip above, Mr. Bean (the criminally comedic Rowan Atkinson) is struggling to stay awake in church.  But to be honest, being brain-dead on the Lord’s Day is no laughing matter. Many of us, myself included, don’t prepare ourselves to fully enjoy and benefit from our Sunday gathering. Consider the following insight from […]

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A boundless sea of fire

May 24, 2010

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This is a re-post of an excellent article by Chaplain Mike of the blog InternetMonk. It certainly stirred a hunger to deepen my relationship with the Holy Spirit! —————————————————————————————— Today, as we look forward to Pentecost Sunday, I present one of last century’s great advocates for the Holy Spirit in the evangelical church: Dr. A.W. […]

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A legend that lasts a lunch time

May 21, 2010

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What was your favorite short-lived fad?

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Think Different

May 19, 2010

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I was recently reminded of this advertising campaign for Apple Computer. It celebrated creativity and those who are brave enough to get off the well-worn paths, and blaze their own trails. These round pegs refuse to be squeezed into square holes. It brought this passage to mind: Do not be conformed to this world, but […]

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I really want to grow in godliness. Or do I?

May 14, 2010

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I’ve been re-reading The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard lately. It’s one of those books I come back to again and again. What books are like that for you? One of Willard’s assertions early in the book is that Christians often want to behave like Jesus and great saints in the dramatic moments […]

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