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Creating A LifeGroup Culture

We’re more than a church “with some LifeGroups.” read more

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Guest Blogger Diana Setter: Though A Staffer Departs, Phrases Remain . . .

Diana Setter has served on our staff in the Student & Family Ministry Department since 2014.  Her final day on the job was July 31, as she is moving back home to family and community in Wisconsin.  We will miss her greatly. read more

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five (Or Six) Reflections On A Week In New Jersey

As you know if you follow this blog, I spent last week as the guest teacher for the Daily Bible Hour at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  This video gives you a sense of that place, its people, its purposes, and its hymnic history: read more

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Unhappy Campers, Week 4 — The “Wildwood” Sermon Rewind

Below you will find my sermon from July 23, the final message in the Unhappy Campers series called “Wildwood.” read more

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Talks & The Talking Talkers Who Give Them

I spent both Monday and Wednesday afternoons in Ocean Grove, NJ with this group of student ministry interns. read more

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Some Time With A Benevolent Czar

On Tuesday night, I had dinner with David Benjamin, who was my tennis coach at Princeton University from 1980-1984.  Here we are at a local Princeton eatery: read more

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Sovereignty & Money

John Piper said it this way:
“He (Jesus) said more about money than he did about heaven and hell because where your treasure is there will your heart be also. So why do we have money? Money is God’s idea, what’s it for? Here’s the reason we have money: we have money to use it in such a way that we show that money is not our God, but God is our God. That’s why we have money. Money is given to us to use it in such a way to show the world that money is not our treasure but Christ is our treasure. That’s why we have money.”
Brilliant. read more

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY — Top Five Reflections From A Carolina Cross Connection Trip

TOP FIVE TUESDAY — Top Five Reflections From A Carolina Cross Connection Inc. Student Mission Trip read more

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