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Our God Is An Emotionally Secure God (It Doesn’t Have QUITE The Ring Of “Awesome God” But Hey …)

Many of you have heard of Gideon because his name is on the cover of every hotel room bible you’ve ever seen. read more

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How God Answers The Worst Prayer In The Bible

In I Kings 19:4-5, in the aftermath of a roller coaster season of spectacular success and stunning betrayal, the prophet Elijah prays this prayer: read more

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five “Rules” Of Funeral Ministry

I don’t hear many pastors of churches our size and style talk about funeral ministry. read more

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Hell Or High Water, Week One — The “What The?” Sermon Rewind

Last Sunday night (July 30), I couldn’t wait to get up the next morning. read more

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Creating A LifeGroup Culture

We’re more than a church “with some LifeGroups.” read more

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Guest Blogger Diana Setter: Though A Staffer Departs, Phrases Remain . . .

Diana Setter has served on our staff in the Student & Family Ministry Department since 2014.  Her final day on the job was July 31, as she is moving back home to family and community in Wisconsin.  We will miss her greatly. read more

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five (Or Six) Reflections On A Week In New Jersey

As you know if you follow this blog, I spent last week as the guest teacher for the Daily Bible Hour at the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  This video gives you a sense of that place, its people, its purposes, and its hymnic history: read more

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Unhappy Campers, Week 4 — The “Wildwood” Sermon Rewind

Below you will find my sermon from July 23, the final message in the Unhappy Campers series called “Wildwood.” read more

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Talks & The Talking Talkers Who Give Them

I spent both Monday and Wednesday afternoons in Ocean Grove, NJ with this group of student ministry interns. read more

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