Saturday, January 23, 2021

Check in on your friends who are pastors — they might not be OK

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I’ve recently seen a new type of article in my newsfeeds. The title begins, “Check in on your friends …” and continues with “who have teens,” “who work retail,” “who are new parents” …...

Guys, Shut Up and Listen

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Good communication is key to any relationship. If you’re talking with your girlfriend or husband or boss or friend or even a stranger on the street, you’ll never make much progress or maintain a...

Stir Someone Up This Sunday

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A couple of years ago, the church I had attended for seven years closed its doors. Though I didn’t like it, the change gave me an excuse to begin attending another church closer to...

Kanye’s Conversion: Is Jesus Really His King?

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Last month I heard that Kanye West had become a Christian. Yes, that Kanye — the outspoken rapper and record producer married to television celebrity Kim Kardashian. According to a Christianity Today article, it...

It’s Not Friendship Without Sharing

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During my early adulthood (high school and beyond), I had many friends. At least I thought I did. These are the people I went to school with, hung out with, watched movies and played...

Don’t Park Behind Me: A Lesson in Failure

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One of my hidden talents is backing into things while driving. On my side of town there is a square of old houses that have been turned into shops and restaurants. As many parking spaces...

Bring Back the Dinner Party

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Last night I attended a dinner party for the first time in forever. Around 20 of us who are involved in a meals ministry at our church gathered to share dinner, dessert and coffee....

Your Artistic Passion Has Purpose

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Art is only a tiny line item in most church budgets, but what if it were recognized as one of the most powerful forces working for or against the kingdom? Do you knit? Do you dabble with...

Myth of the “Super Me”

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My life may never match my Pinterest board dreams. But Jesus has saved me from needing to be perfect or impressive, and all my insufficiencies will never change my standing with Him.

Mister Rogers’ Love Language: Listening

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I’m a married Christian man who still doesn’t know his love language. Shocking, I know. Yes, I’ve taken the test (some of Gary Chapman’s books were even required reading in college), but I never...