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What The Church Needs To Know About Adoption

Twenty-one months ago, our family began the adoption process. Yes, we’re that crazy family that began the adoption process with an 11-month-old and baby #2 on the way. Walking this journey has taught me so much about God, his people, our children, and his church. There are multiple ways God …

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8 Hard Lessons I Learned From Leaving My Job and My Church

Three weeks ago, I did something very un-American. I resigned from my position at the church where I worked with no leads and no idea what was next. It’s funny how God works. Two months ago, I celebrated my 30th birthday. I thought my 30th birthday would be a landmark …

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Why Are So Many Christians Bored With God? Here Are 6 Reasons.

The human brain craves stimulation. When we don’t receive proper stimulation, boredom creeps in. When boredom is left unchecked, disgust forms. Things get worse from there. This phenomenon is seen often in animals confined to cages for long periods of time. But, in one horrific case, the devastating effects of …

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I Have A Dream…For The Church

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. These words echoed from the podium that summer day as soundwaves of hope. Dr. King understood the reality of the world. But he refused to accept it. He envisioned a day when blacks and …

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Is Your Church Led By Pharisees Or Followers Of Jesus?

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” One of the best leaders in the world, John Maxwell, said this recently at a conference I attended. When he said it, I knew he was right. The best teams. The best schools. The thriving churches. They all have one thing in common: great …

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7 Signs You Are A Counterfeit Christian

I don’t usually carry cash. But on this day, I used a crisp $100 bill to pay for some new shoes. As I handed the bill to the cashier, she grabbed a pen. I was somewhat intrigued. Then, she ran the pen across the bill. Now I was puzzled. So, …

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7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For

I remember my wedding day so clearly. Standing at the front of a small church in Greenwood, MS, legs shaking, I watched as the doors finally opened. There was my wife. I really couldn’t believe she was marrying me. When I think about the church being the bride of Christ, …