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The True Hero

A tendency that many have when they read the Bible is to look at the human figures in the stories and see them as the heroes of the stories and as people we should be like. For example, we can hear stories about “be a David,” “be a Daniel,” “be a Moses,&rdquo...

Restoring the World One Relationship at a Time

Did you ever wonder why Jesus walked everywhere He went? I mean, He is God, so why not roll around in a chariot or at least ride a horse?  I think the answer is simple:  Jesus invested in relationships. To ride along past people would have saved Him time and no doubt energy; it would...

Olympics, Christians, and the Bible

Over the past couple of weeks, my family and countless others (perhaps even yours!) have been watching the Olympics, seeing superhuman sorts of accomplishments by American athletes such as Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Simone Biles as well as athletes from other countries like...

Pastors, Elders, and Deacons (Oh My!)

I suspect most people would be able to identify and explain what lions, tigers, and bears are (and even the Wizard of Oz reference), but I am not sure if the majority of people (even within our church) could identify and explain what pastors, elders, and deacons do. This is completely...

Think Orange

Think Orange What does that really mean anyway?  Think orange.  Let’s unpack it together.  Simply put, it’s our church and our homes working together to do everything we can do to have Jesus be the center of everything we do.  We want kids and students to love...

Refugees Revisited

I have had a long-standing concern for refugees. This concern in large part stems from a summer internship experience I had while in seminary (graduate school for pastors) with an evangelical Christian organization called World Relief, which helps resettle refugees along with other ways to serve...