Monthly Archives: March 2013

Charity Disparity

The following article is about atheism and philanthropy.  Notice that of the $430,000 raised for cancer research in 2012 by “atheist groups,” $215,000 came from Stiefel (who is independently wealthy) and that a large portion of the remainder came from Christians.  No

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Posted in Anthropology, Atheism, Politics, Rationalism, Religion

Learning to Learn

I have some friends who’ve recently come to faith. They’re from a subculture very disparate from mine. They’ve drawn me into conversations I’ve never had with other church members. Since they’re new believers and I’m a pastor, I usually see

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In 1 Cor. 15:3-6, Paul recounts his gospel.  Those who would participate in evangelizing the world, do well to consider this passage.  First, notice the brevity of Paul’s statement.  In just 25 words, Paul relates the crucial elements of the

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Posted in Autobiography, Bible, Church, Friendship, Outreach, Religion, Spirituality, Theology


I just came back from a meeting with my daughter and two of her friends.  They attend a charter school in the area.  I’ve been challenging and equipping them to reach their fellow students with the gospel.  Today they kind

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Lay Up for Yourselves!

The apostle Paul said that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.  Perhaps you consider that statement to be naive.  I once saw a 20/20 special where John Stossel convincingly made the case that greed drives innovation

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Posted in Bible, Church, Family, Friendship, Parenting, Religion, Spirituality

Originally posted on spiritualsavant:
I saw The Great Commission with fresh eyes again today.  Here it is: 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go…

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D-church Unshackled!

I am a planter of simple churches who also pastors a conventional church.  “How does that work?”,  you ask.  Check out this quote from Steve Smith in the book T4T: A Discipleship Re-revolution: Giving groups the freedom, even the empowerment,

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