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Living as a Bi-Habitational Being

Living as a Bi-Habitational Being

I spent two weeks in a class with twenty pastors at a monastery, taught by Dallas Willard. The foundation of his teaching was on spiritual reality. Teaching that God is Spirit, that we’re eternal beings, and that the Kingdom of God is spiritual, might not sound like...
Church Leaders Who Apologize

Church Leaders Who Apologize

“I was forced to resign from my church.” 78% of pastors say this. Often these pastors leave their church hurt and angry, afraid their career and calling are ruined. Ken Baugh, former lead pastor of Coast Hills Community Church felt this way two years ago. (In last...
Jesus’ Way of Dealing with Anger

Jesus’ Way of Dealing with Anger

What do we learn from Jesus about anger in the Bible? Jesus’ way of dealing with anger is quite different than what we think today. If we learn to deal with anger in the way that Jesus taught and modeled we’ll find that we’re living more and more in God’s peace. The...
A Prayer of Lament for 2020

A Prayer of Lament for 2020

Lord over time, To you, a day is like a thousand years, And a thousand years are but a day. To us, 2020 has seemed a thousand years. A thousand years of disappointment, A thousand years of loss, A thousand years of injustice, A thousand years of insecurity. We can...
Is Prayer Useless?: Sermon Illustration Tuesday

Is Prayer Useless?: Sermon Illustration Tuesday

The writer Oscar Wilde said, “Art is utterly useless.” Notice he did not say worthless. He was critiquing the utilitarian impulse of our world that measures worth based on usefulness or practicality. Does it accomplish something? Does it get stuff done? Wilde...
Managing the Big Battalions of Life

Managing the Big Battalions of Life

A century ago, men were following with bated breath the march of Napoleon and waiting feverishly for news of the war. And all the while in their own homes, babies were being born. But who could think about babies? Everybody was thinking about battles. In one year,...