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Inauguration Accommodation

The inauguration of Donald J. Trump is just around the corner and no matter what side of the aisle you are on, this reality seemed far fetched just a few short months ago. The nation has been and continues to be divided on so many issues that it would be difficult to list them. I […]

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What About Me?

We all ask this question – the bonus of a post like this is that we can read and ponder it without worrying about what facial expressions we’re making or what our ‘real’ response is. There is a fundamental battle in the heart of every human being and that battle is about who we love the […]

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Permission to Buzz the Tower

It has been a long week…wake up before the sun and go to bed long after I’d prefer to kind of week.  I was graciously given some introvert time this afternoon by my lovely wife and it didn’t go exactly as I expected.  I sat down with a cup of coffee and headphones to journal and study. […]

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The 5 P’s of Making Progress Together

This week at Eastern Hills we’ve been gearing up for an exciting year of ministry and the planning that comes with it.  In church life, summer time is like your training for the rest of the year.  You’re executing a plan you’ve already made and working on one for the next year and beyond.  It […]

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Taking a Radical Next Step

When someone needs an organ transplant, it’s more than just their need that determines viability.  There are innumerable tests to confirm compatibility – that both the donor and the recipient are a match.  At the beginning of the process, it feels like a remote possibility, but as tests confirm the match and the day of […]

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An Open Letter to Conservative Christians Concerning Same-Sex Marriage

There have been plenty of times when I’ve written things that I knew would be taken wrong, mischaracterized and come back to bite me but perhaps no more than this one. I have lived in the Northeast, Midwest, Texas and now do ministry in the Northwest. I’ve experienced opinions on this issue that range from […]

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A Review of “The Meaning of Marriage”

I have to admit that heading into this book I had my doubts as to the overall impact it could have given the wealth of books with similar titles and aspirations.  In particular I was concerned that the subject matter was so wide that it would require several volumes to accomplish something significant.  I was […]

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What Did You Do This Summer?

For many people tonight is the eve of their return to class.  For some it’s Middle School or High School and for others, the ever daunting College.  This day probably comes with mixed emotions around how you will dress/begin classes to how you might climb the social ladder a few more rungs than in previous […]

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A Review of: “Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus”

Recently I finished one of the best books I’ve ever read on parenting with Gospel power and impact.  At the center of Give Them Grace is the question of how our well-meaning parenting as Christians varies from what you would see in the home of a Mormon, Jew or any other monotheistic moralist. At first […]

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College’s #1 Goal

Many of our students went to a College class today for the first time.  College is one of the most formative experiences that a student will have in his or her life.  There are so many metrics that are used to determine success; grade point average, athletic performance, marketable degrees, leadership experience and certainly popularity […]

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