The Halloween Compromise

I do not, I cannot compromise on the issue of Halloween. And I am genuinely stunned at the extent to which most Christians do. I know many godly, wonderful Christians who are Christlike in nearly every way in their lives…

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The Dark Night of the Shack

                  The Dark Night of the Shack: A Parable of Illusions I am a spiritual realist. I came to realize a long time ago that life is harsh, that accidents are sometimes…

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Eleven Principles of Youth Ministry

Eleven Principles of Youth Ministry Professional ministry can be a precarious business; it’s easy for people to get lost in the shuffle and chewed up by the machinery of “big ministry”. With kids, pills who need special care, this is…

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Not Compromising in a Digital Age

We all enjoy the convenience of smart phones, especially being able to access scads of bibles, devotionals and sermons all at the swipe of an app. I use them. I’m glad for them. But I’ve also become spiritually lazy through…

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Confused by an Angel: The Roma Downey Dilemma

Roma Downey first came into our lives and hearts as “Monica,” the angel in training in the successful television series, “Touched by an Angel.” A feel-good, moral and new-age tinged show, many people’s memory of Roma was her angel character…

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Warrior’s Creed

Warrior’s Creed 1. JESUS IS NOT “PART” OF MY LIFE! Jesus IS my life. I will not give Him 10% of my money, time or obedience. By His grace, I will lay my life down at His feet and give…

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Removing the Linchpin

Satan fears the Word of God. I’ve lived enough to see the power of the Word of God change lives, heal the sick, deliver from demons, mend broken hearts, and set people on fire with purpose and power. I was…

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Dealing With the Demonic: Rules of Engagement

The subject of “deliverance” is a hot button topic for believers. What I will write will no doubt fly in the face of the conventional thoughts regarding demons and deliverance. I do not have all the answers, but I want…

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Timing and Obedience

There are two kinds of time according to the Scriptures. One is Chronos, which is the linear, point-A-to-point-B time we experience as humans, and mark with clocks, calendars and dates. The other is Kairos – God’s time…

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A New Year in Perilous Times

Welcome to 2013! Obviously the Mayan calendar was much ado about nothing, and as usual, the media wags its tail and we blindly follow. These times are some of the most treacherous I have witnessed for believers. The astonishing thing…

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