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Jesus’ First Words?

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In the late first century, Jesus’ youngest follower, John, wrote down the final biography of Jesus. Do you know what the first words Jesus speaks in that gospel are?  Before you read on, take a look.  You will probably be surprised. Or… you can just read here for the answer, as most of you just […]

We All Lead: But to What End?

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Much is made of leadership in our culture.  We speak of league-leaders who top a statistical list in their given sport.  We elect leaders to positions of political responsibility or student governments.  We understand the that our boss leads us (or is supposed to lead us) on the job. And because much is made of […]

10 Questions You’ll Never Hear the Media Ask a Pro-Choice Candidate

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This piece by Trevin Wax, appeared on the Gospel Coalition blog.  I share it with you in conjunction with Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 20, 2013. Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates. Here are 10 questions you never hear a […]

Out Of Our Minds – Should We Build? (Part 3 of “Three Questions from Acts 20”)

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Given the size of our facility it’s amazing how much time we spend looking for space. One huge topic during my time at CCC has been finding adequate space for our children. I’m not talking square feet … it is possible to do children’s ministry in tiny, subterranean cubicles below the sanctuary; possible, but not […]

Out of Our Minds – “Gratitude”

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Confession time.  Ready? I skipped the Thanksgiving morning service  for eight years in a row.  My list of excuses was a mile long.  We were busy with our young children.  I work at the church all week long.  Why do I want to go back there on a holiday?  I’ve been busy and deserve the […]

Out of Our Minds – “The Need for Biblical Counseling in the Church”

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If we have access to secular counseling, why should we look into biblical counseling? One can get psychological counseling for marriage difficulties, child rearing, depression, anxiety, and other personal and relational problems. Wouldn’t we be better off to leave these matters to the psychologists, and other mental health professionals?  The answer is somewhat complex, but […]

Out of Our Minds – “10 Commandments of the Election Season”

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I’m not sure who wrote this, I don’t agree with everything in it (for example, I’m not as sympathetic as the author to President Obama) but  it has some good reminders for us all.  Ken Langley 10/22/2012)   1.Thou shalt believe that Jesus remains King. Whoever becomes President, Jesus remains King. I’m not suggesting that […]

Out of Our Minds – “An Opinion on Everything”

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I’ll never forget that night: the night when one of our mission partners’ kids accosted me with what can only be described as… violent gratitude. I have no recollection of the subject being debated. I only recall that I didn’t have a strong opinion either way and, when asked, I merely stated that fact. The […]