Jesus is My Why

If you asked me up until a month or two ago, I would’ve told you that life’s journeys start and sometimes life’s journeys stop, and sometimes they surprise us by starting again. What I know now is that I was completely wrong. The truth that I know now is: It’s all one journey. What looks like […]

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Helps for Evangelistic Apathy

Two weeks ago I met Dr. Henry Krabbendam, an 82-year old theologian, professor, and evangelist. He came to speak at our church about evangelism. During the weekend there was a reception and Q&A with “Dr. K.” at someone’s house. When it came time for the Q&A, we went around the circle, each having a turn […]

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Action and Reaction

Full-time commission and full-time ministry are closer cousins than one might think. Both can have you rejoicing in the morning and stabbed in the back in the afternoon. How’s a believer supposed to react to deep and sudden disappointment? Fresh from the experience myself, I have some ideas. A recent Monday morning unraveled quickly. By […]

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Going Forward by Turning Back

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon…” Ex 14:1 Suddenly ejected from Egypt, by now the Israelites have traveled by a longer unusual route, at night with fiery pillar lighting the way, and […]

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The Dark Way

Follow up on my previous post about The Wilderness Way, immediately following that passage in Exodus 13 we read, And they moved on from Succoth and encamped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and […]

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