Crash Test Dummies Launch — “Last Things First”

You’ve seen them, haven’t you? They ride in the front seats of expensive cars and drive headlong into a brick wall. And then they do it again And again. They’re crash test dummies. Why do they keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again? Why do we?...

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Why I Write Sermon Manuscripts

As a lot of you know, I write a sermon manuscript virtually every week. I am able to work several weeks ahead, so while I write one almost every week, it’s not the one I’ll deliver that coming Sunday.  That one, of course, has been written several weeks earlier. But...

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Inviting All People . . . In All Places

In the picture below, you will see our India ministry partners alongside six young people with whom they were able to celebrate baptism.   The young people who were baptized live a region of known for worship of a particularly "powerful" native goddess.  Locals...

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The “How To Prevent Daddy Issues” Sermon Rewind

Yesterday's message was one of moderating and not moderating. For example, I originally had a bottom line that contrasted "diapers" and "Disney."  But over the last week, Disney became known for the alligator who snatched the two year old boy, and so it just didn't...

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Thursday Wisdom

As Preventology nears its conclusion -- it winds up on Sunday with How To Prevent Daddy Issues -- I thought it appropriate to reflect on some wisdom found beyond the book of Proverbs. Here's a sampling: You should always buy an umbrella when it's NOT raining. Ditto...

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Book Signing Celebration for Solve, Awareness Event for OEWM

The Bible Study book Solve was released on May 17, 2016. The 2015 Solutionists series and the book that comes from it are both based on Nehemiah, one of Scripture’s neglected superstars. As I was involved in the creation and editing process, I wanted to reach out to...

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