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Breakfast of forgiveness

There is one more appearance of the resurrected Christ recorded in detail in the last chapter of John’s gospel because John was present along with Peter, Thomas, Nathanial, James and two other disciples he doesn’t name. It starts off with … Continue reading

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Life on life

Ministry – including evangelism and discipleship — is people touching people – life on life. It is not just disseminating information. You can do that with a piece of paper or a book or a website. It is faith working … Continue reading

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Discipleship is not about having your own personal Jesus

My friend, Wayne, had a very insightful comment after hearing our interview Tuesday night. “Our brothers in that part of Christendom focus on the teachings of Jesus whereas evangelicals focus on the substitutionary atonement.  Granted, in our circles, discipleship … … Continue reading

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Whitewater Christian Church

Step 5. Will cease all attempts to apply teaching and rebuke to anyone but ourselves. My son, Chandler goes to a very cool church. The pastor has tattoos and brown disks the size of poker chips implanted in his earlobes, … Continue reading

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Walk with me

Yours for the Journey means we are not alone. It means we belong to each other for the duration. It means that if you choose to screw up, you take me with you; and if I mess up, I take … Continue reading

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Jesus’ way

Love your enemies Pray for those who persecute you If someone forces you to go one mile, go two If someone takes your shirt, give him your coat, too If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other … Continue reading

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‘So now what?’

I came home from church yesterday with notes all over my bulletin. Marti wasn’t feeling well and had opted to stay home, so I committed myself to bringing home the sermon. I was eager to get everything down so I … Continue reading

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Learning from Jesus and Earl Weaver

Earl Weaver, colorful manager of the Baltimore Orioles for 16 years, was famous for kicking dirt on umpires and putting his players in their places. One of his pet peeves was the overly spiritual Christian ballplayer. He had no time … Continue reading

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