Why You Need to Start Digging Deep

Two metaphorical men. Two construction methodologies. One builds on the rock, and the other builds on the sand. One house stands firm. The flood rains quickly sweep away the other. One home is preserved. The other is totally destroyed. Jesus gave us this allegory in the book of Luke, and we’ve done a wonderful job […]

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America is one nation under God, not Allah

Throw the moral compass out the window. We don’t look at it anyway. Political correctness is driving this bus straight off the cliff. The bastions of the distinctly American culture have already been felled by the enemies of liberty and justice for all. What once was the greatest nation on the planet has eroded into […]

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Event-Seeking Christianity

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Pereira. Mark is a Portuguese pastor and church planter and a very good friend of mine. You can normally find his posts at Reach Portugal. You can connect with him on the inter webs on Facebook or follower him on Twitter. He’s currently in the States […]

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God Doesn’t Want You to Get a Divorce

I’m just trying to find God’s will. My friend began the conversation about divorce with that statement. After he hemmed and hawed about how terrible his marriage was—how his wife talked to him like he was a child, how she called him irresponsible, how his failing business was keeping everybody stressed out, how he really […]

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Whatever you do, don’t break your arm…healthcare in Portugal

That’s right. Don’t break your arm. Don’t get sick. Don’t need an operation. If you do, you just might have to wait a while. Last night one of our Warriors hit the turf at practice. We knew pretty quickly that he was injured but weren’t sure of the degree of the injury until a few […]

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How to know for sure that you’re loving like you should

Love is productive. It’s constructive. It builds up instead of tearing down. When you love someone, you want the best for them. You try everything you can to help, but on the opposite end, when you find out that you are loved, it produces a in you a thankfulness and a humility. Being loved produces […]

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What my wife wears to bed is none of your business

What does your wife wear to bed? If I asked you that question you’d probably be tempted to take a swing at me and then get some sort of context later. None of your business. Clothes. Pajamas. A raggedy old Yankees t-shirt. Whatever. (Those are not actual or accurate responses. My wife doesn’t own a […]

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Celebrity Pastors

I think that you would agree with me if I said that we’ve got enough celebrity pastors today, right? Well, I ran into this on Twitter yesterday. Surprisingly it came from a non-celebrity pastor. He said, “Focus on ministering where your celebrated, instead of where your tolerated.” I’ve decided not to embed the tweet or […]

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Can we stop talking about the prodigal?

You’ve read it plenty of times before. You’ve heard people tell the glorious story of the younger son who asked for his inheritance long before his father ever grew ill. The prodigal son. The younger son, who for whatever reason with reckless abandon wasted everything he had and found himself craving pig slop. We don’t […]

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Michael Sam is not courageous and here’s why

The media voted him as the Defensive player of the year in the SEC. The coaches from the same conference voted him as the co-Defensive player of the year. According to Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated, he played at a high level against the most mediocre portion of his team’s schedule and became rather pedestrian against better […]

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