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In his book, The Contemplative Pastor, Eugene Peterson writes a powerful chapter titled The Apocalyptic Pastor. Within that chapter he comments, “Sin-habits dull our free faith into stodgy moralism and respectable boredom; then crisis rips the veneer of cliché off everyday routines and reveals the side-by-side splendors of heaven and hell.”

The Unimaginable Light

Where does the road of decision and expectation meet in a world that is clogged with the traffic of emotional clutter and spiritual deprivation? Is there any room left for expectation? Is it possible that amidst the era of responsibility we have forgotten the childlike quality of joy found in anticipation of the unknown? You’re here, but not because of expectation. You’re here because of the habit insists you do so and community and culture expect the same. In the […]

When is Murder Rational?

First off let me set my world view in the proper context. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and everything I see is filtered through scripture for correctness and adherence to His word. I don’t view myself as “right wing conservative” or “left wing liberal”. I don’t view myself as a democrat or a republican. I have no desire to fight for a political party or to picket against those who do not share my views as I possess […]

Book Review: Leadership Prayers by Richard Kriegbaum

It’s odd that I’m posting a book review of this book when I have yet to finish reading it. But this is, I believe, how this book was created to be used. It’s a series of prayers for various situations for leaders, especially leaders in ministry. These prayers may only be two small pages long but they cut to the heart of what the a person may be feeling. The prayers are separated into categories such as Wisdom, Loss, Action, […]

The Masks of Evil

I had the pleasure of reading Paul’s letter to the church at Rome while sitting out on my balcony this morning. Paul talked a lot about evil, mostly the consequences and a ton of encouragement to avoid it. Romans 2:7-10 says: 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.9 There will be trouble and distress […]