There is nothing “just ok” about raising a family in the city. Everything is either amazing or difficult. I love the experiences we get to process with our children. In the past week, my kids had the opportunity to...
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I am an introvert who is “peopled out” by my own family—six terrible singers, a-game-isn’t-a-game-unless-you’re speaking-in-terrible-accents, the-living-room-was-made-for-playing-basketball, do-these-kids-have-parents, individuals who have starred in the best times of my life. Chaos doesn’t even register until it hits Arrowhead Stadium decibels. But,...
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We can’t escape stories of privilege in online news stories today. We live in a time increasingly devastated by tragedies that bring the question of majority privilege into focus. Whether the issue is racial, sexual orientation, or religious, rarely is...
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For months now, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about three people: the woman at the well in Samaria, the demon-possessed man of the Gerasenes, and Saul of Tarsus.  Each of their lives had an established definition about them,...
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THE TENSION :: How many times have been asked to give? How many times have you been asked to give to anything related to the Church or the mission of Jesus? Missionaries “raise support” and develop ministry partners. Local congregations...
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God is doing a unique work in our day. Kingdom leaders are gathering to hear the voice of need in our cities, to allow God to burden them and to build trust and dream together. They unite so as to...
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Recently, a group of us were serving in a homeless center in San Diego. This center has impressive programs that help empower people on their journey to self-sustained independence. I walked up to a man who was sitting down, and...
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The Gospel changes lives.  Jesus redeems lives and influences real change in society. He affects all that we think, feel, say and do – including how we vote and how a person should govern. But the cause of Christ and...
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We all experience pressures. These pressures repeat loud, disturbing, unavoidable, questions in our mind creating deep anxiety. When Jesus repeats those question, then we know, we truly are having a problem to face. “Where are we to buy bread, so that these...
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The Outrageous Promise is found in John 14:12.  Jesus says something extraordinary to His followers, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these...
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