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Even Atheists Can’t Stop Worshipping

We are designed to worship, to wonder at the grandeur of things bigger than us. More specifically, to worship in wonder at the majesty of the God who reveals himself in Creation and Redemption. We can’t get away from it, none of … Continue reading

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A Bible Impulse

Recently, I was meeting with a group of folks and someone was sharing an issue in their life. Several people in the group offered counsel, and I was about to recommend a book I had read that I though might … Continue reading

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Como Se Dice

I downloaded Propaganda‘s album awhile ago. He is a talented Christian spoken word poet and rapper. One song on his album hadn’t really infected me, though, until a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been listening to it non-stop. When … Continue reading

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Ms. Bea

When Laura and I first visited Pembroke, a few things about the property stuck out to us. One of them was a sign in the west parking lot, reading: “Reserved for Bea Williams.” We figured she was important, and soon … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Had to Be Fully God and Fully Man

If Jesus were not fully man, he could not have represented us instead of Adam and Adam’s sin. If Jesus were not fully God, he could not have born the infinite wrath of an infinitely offended God.

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Stitch by Stitch and God Breaks us Before He Heals Us

This past summer Javier Colon won the NBC singing contest The Voice. He is super talented, and I love the single he recorded as his finale for the show, “Stitch by Stitch.” Here are some of the words: Blue and … Continue reading

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How I Became Southern Baptist and Why I’m Glad I Did

In 2003-4, as an undergraduate at San Jose State University, I was looking for a seminary. I wanted a strong theological education, and, at first, I didn’t want to leave the West Coast. I looked into Phoenix Seminary and, most … Continue reading

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Worth Praying For

Last week, David Platt tweeted: Would you ask the Lord to use you to lead someone to faith in Jesus this year? Let’s be disciples who make disciples. I felt convicted about this last year while reading Letters from a … Continue reading

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God’s Love First (a spoken word I recorded)

I have at different points in my Christian life struggled with slowness of heart toward God. I often don’t feel what I know I should feel. I wrote a spoken word poem about it, and recorded it with the help … Continue reading

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God Will Fulfill His Purpose for Me

“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me” (Psalm 138:8). Thoughts: It is Yahweh’s job to fulfill his purpose for me. It’s in his hands. Phil 1:6. No one can stop it. It’s a freight train of divine sovereignty that … Continue reading

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