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By |2016-06-09T14:14:11+00:00May 28th, 2016|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal|

"My greatest joy as a pastor is seeing people come alive in their spiritual gifts. If there ever has been someone I knew who had the spiritual gift of faith and intercession, Curtis was he. Curtis was an older gentleman in our church who had worked more than thirty years in the Veterans Affairs hospital. One day, in his late fifties, he listened to a message by Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle on how God answers prayer. Curtis confessed he'd never seen God clearly answer a prayer in his life, so he set aside five minutes a day to [...]

five on Friday

By |2015-05-10T13:18:16+00:00May 15th, 2015|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

"We need to be honest about our lame, half baked message and our even lamer attempts to dress it up and make it look sexier than it is. My sense is that we’d do better to admit we haven’t fully discovered the depths of this story and simply invite people to start digging for it with us again?" Hugh Halter 1 Making disciples in the everyday stuff of life. Worth thinking.  2 Strong leadership inspirations. Fresh angles on this. 3 What Donald Miller does to renew creativity. Two things. 4 Leading like Bonhoeffer. Great stuff. 5 Beware of second-hand spirituality. [...]