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Enslaved to Production

Enslaved to Production

Let me tell you about being a highly driven person who also has ADHD. People who live with attention deficit challenges often struggle with an issue called hyperfixation. A specialist at Oxford talks about hyperfixation as “an intense state of concentration and...

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The Temple Unleashed

The Temple Unleashed

A few months ago I was invited to lead our district camp planning team in a devotional time. I had recently finished teaching a class at church on the Gospel of John and felt compelled to talk about Jesus clearing the temple in John 2 (which I wrote a little about...

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A Tov Church

A Tov Church

During a recent week of Sabbath rest, I finished reading the book A Church Called Tov (McKnight and Barringer). Tov (rhymes with stove) is the Hebrew word for good. In Genesis, God created and called it tov. We were created, the earth was created, the church was...

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A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective For the past few weeks several of us have gathered on Wednesday nights to study the Gospel of John together. The class has been called A Little Perspective. The perspective that John offers in relation to the other gospels is fascinating. Matthew,...

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The 20%

The 20%

Let’s look at the research. The Barna Group, a respected Christian research association, surveyed Christian adults about their own discipleship. Four out of five believers said that having a deep, personal commitment to the Christian faith is a top priority. Three out...

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Generosity

Generosity

Generosity. What’s is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that word? If you are like me, I naturally thought about money. It is good to be generous in giving money. In fact, the Bible tells us to be generous with our money. However, I want to talk about a...

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Fear

Fear

As a parent, I fear for the future of my kids. As a pastor a fear not only for my own kids but all young people connected with the church. I take seriously our desire to be a “generational” church in the sense that we want to pass faith on to future generations, but...

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My Place

My Place

I remember being in middle school and high school and yearning for a place. A place to fit in. A place to feel welcomed. A place where I could share my hopes, dreams, fears, and worries. As a 13 or 14 year old, I didn’t know what that place would look like. I grew up...

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Silence and Solitude

Silence and Solitude

My wife, Carly, and I went on a trip last summer to hit most of the National Parks in Utah. We were in a deep need to retreat from the business of life. For the most part, the parks were very busy. As you enter Zion National Park, you are immediately winding through...

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168 hours

168 hours

Disciplina |Latin|: order of life, knowledge in a field of study, discipline. I was the guest speaker in a class today for Theology and Christian Ministry students. My subject matter was discipleship, which is very fitting considering the series we’re in....

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