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Time for a Change

One rainy day, I was standing across the street from the…

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It All Starts With God

For everything, absolutely everything, above and below,…

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Rachel’s Death in Childbirth

I always hated scripts where somebody gets killed off and…

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Be Careful Whom You Trust

The narrator of Genesis tells the story of Jacob and the…

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Understanding The Context of Judah’s Punishment in Genesis 38

Understanding the context of Biblical passages is key to…

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It Wasn’t Joseph’s Fault

Sometimes I hear preachers blame Joseph for his brothers’…

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Why it is Important to Study the Bible in Context

Context is the way God gave us the Bible, one book at a…

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Once-Saved, Always-Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved,…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

Jesus says that the Sabbath was made for people’s benefit…

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How to Make Disciples According to Matthew 28:18-20

The immediate context of Matt 28:18-20 provides us examples…

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How Can We Hear the Holy Spirit Accurately?

The Holy Spirit passes on Jesus’ words as clearly as Jesus…

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Spiritual Hypochondriacs

I must confess that I have often been a hypochondriac. I…

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Are There Apostles Today? Part 2

Are there apostles today? As noted in part 1, that depends…

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Are There Apostles Today? Part 3

Are there apostles today? As noted in the…

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The Zealot

The other day I was laughing while recounting to my wife…

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Racial Reconciliation in Romans

Why did Paul have to spend so much time in Romans arguing…

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Using Church Fathers to Interpret the Bible

Some writers have expressed the conviction that any…

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The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12-14 The Corinthian church was like much of…

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Failing Forward

During the first week of orientation the outgoing CEO…

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Credible Influence

There is an old saying: “Some people bring joy wherever they…

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Comfort for an Agitated Heart

The founder of a successful manufacturing company was in the…

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Exclusivism

I do not know whether you know this word, but it is an…

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Worshiping the Mysterious God

Worship in the contemporary church has become burdened by an…

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Emotional Availability or Emotional Burnout

On July 30, 2003, a Kinder Morgan Energy Partners gas…

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Give Comfort

Dear fellow-worker in God’s vineyard; Greetings! No…

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It Starts With Me

In 2007, the I-35 bridge that crosses the Mississippi River…

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Curiosity

My grandchildren regularly ask questions. They are eager to…

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Let’s Do This!

There are times I prefer to work alone because it is…

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Confidence in Times of Weakness

On July 15, 1986, Roger Clemens came to bat in his first…

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What Are You Reading?

Robert Frost wrote, “Education is the ability to listen to…

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The Formula of Five

The Three Amigos has to be one of my favorite movies of all…

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Not Chosen

Have you ever felt passed over, unappreciated,…

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Take Me to Your Leader – Part 2

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the…

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Such-Likers and the Kingdom of God

Part of the time, probably most of the time, and perhaps all…

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Just Being Comfortable

Most people feel that being comfortable is the least they…

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A Final Exhortation, Part 2

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping…

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A Final Exhortation Part 1

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping…

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Ready? Why You’re Never Ready

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to work at and…

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Leadership: Why I Need a Spiritual Covering

God has placed us as His people into a ‘family’. In fact,…

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What No One Tells You About Old Wineskins

Matthew 9:16-17 “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an…

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Anticipating the Curve Balls

It is baseball season in the Craig home. That comes with…

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Consumer – 5 Steps to Building Strong Ministry Teams

I have been a volunteer and I have been the leader of…

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Is Your Church Without A Pastor?

Steve, the lay leader of a church, called me and I could…

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An Easter Letter to your Congregation

We offer this as an idea generator for a possible letter of…

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A Healthy Church Balances the Five Purposes

The Importance of Balance Every church needs to grow warmer…

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How to Influence Others to Live Godly Lives

Every person on planet Earth influences others. True, the…

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Secrets to Serving your Generation in your Time

Purpose-driven churches are led by purpose-driven leaders. I…

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Rules of Thumb for Sunday School Growth

Murphy’s Laws are a humorous way to look at life.…

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Raising the Commitment of your Church Leadership

One of the ways I believe you can assess whether or not your…

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10 Steps to Developing a Powerful Team

Leadership means influence. Effective leaders know they…