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Backstage Pass

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It came to pass. That phrase is used over and over again in Scripture; so much so that it becomes part of the scenery. It’s easy to skip over. But …

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It’s not just a Catchphrase

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Freedom is a choice. You’ve heard me say this if you’ve spent more than five minutes with me. I can’t help it. That concept is at the core of everything …

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More Human than Human

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“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come” – Carl Sandburg, The People, Yes “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip …

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Sincerely Yours

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I found myself rereading Jesse Thorn’s A Manifesto for the New Sincerity¬†again this morning. I revisit it from time to time, and highly recommend that you do the same. It’s …

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Common Ground

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Have you ever been told to count your blessings? I don’t know where you went to Sunday School, but there’s a fair chance it was meant, or at least understood, …

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Raining Revolution

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It’s summer here in Saint Pete. I know this not just because of the uptick in Ohio license plates, teenagers wandering around in the middle of the day, or even …

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Family Focus – June 2017

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We have a new statement for the new month, and, as always, we’re going to repeat this statement at 8:00 every morning and every evening, and we invite you to …

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Pigsty Religion

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Teenagers don’t clean their rooms because all they want to do is move out. Some feel ready for a bigger world, one lived on their own terms. Some know they’re …

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Adventure is Out There

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It’s been a full morning. Jenny and I walked along the water, as we often do. We were walking fast, and talking faster, as we often are. To our left …

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Aslan is on the Move

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This morning I happened to be listening to LeRoy White; his “Dance like a Lion” song has always been one of my favorites. It, and LeRoy himself, never fails to …

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Thirsty Work

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We all come from the same place. We share the same birthright. The Bible is full of supports for that idea, ranging from the one here to the fact that, when Jesus talked about God, He said “Our Father.” Ours. Let’s think about how that concept differs from the “I’m special and you’re not” concept that folks sometimes encounter in contemporary spiritual pursuits. We have no hierarchy. No intermediaries. No ascended masters or special talismans. No hidden teachings or secret knocks. There’s just “Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27, NASB).”