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Lent 2018

In his book A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer, John Piper writes; “As Jesus teaches it, fasting is an intensely Godward act. Do it toward God, who sees when others don’t.” [...]

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Black History Month & Recommended Resources

February is Black History Month. Last Sunday morning I read over some reasons, written on Meridian Hill DC pastor Duke Kwon’s social media post, why we ought to intentionally observe and [...]

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United? We Pray

This post was previously published at humblebeast.com and is reposted here with permission from the author.     United? We Pray is a new podcast that calls for prayer about racial divisions [...]

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The Good News in Serving

I’ve worked as a pharmacy manager for 5 years now, and my number one priority has always been service. Okay, well, safety is always our number one priority, so service is a close second. I try to [...]

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Redemption Church 2018

The following is a summary of “Making the Best Use of the Time,“a sermon preached at Redemption Church on 12/31/17.   It’s a new year, 2018. Maybe you, like many others, have [...]

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Some Practice in Listening

Over the last several weeks we have published a series of blogs pushing us to lean into tension together and asking that we begin by practicing our listening skills. About a month ago I attended [...]

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Get Perspective

This is the third installment in a series of blogs meant to push us toward leaning into the Holy Spirit and engaging areas of tension. Check out the first two posts here: Lean into the Tension by [...]

Lean Into the Tension

I was at a conference a couple of years ago where the speaker, Reggie Joiner, gave out rubber bands to everybody in attendance. When he stepped on stage he instructed the audience to the throw [...]

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Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

The artistry that The Gospel According to Matthew was written with continues to amaze me. This book isn’t just some guy’s feeble attempt to record the things that he saw. No, Matthew wasn’t a [...]

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Christmas Day

On this Christmas Day we lit a candle for CHRIST and read the following from Matthew 1:18-25: Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to [...]

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