200 men, on their feet, shouting!

“Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” - Joshua 6:10When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout... the wall collapsed; so everyone charged …

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being disciples to make disciples to be disciples…

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. - Hebrews 10:23-24 Busy, busy weekend! This morning I drove to Lynchburg to speak at the Disciples of Christ Regional …

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“shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the world of life…”

Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the …

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why the church needs men, and why men need each other

Yesterday I met my good friend Ray for golf and conversation just over the border into Virginia. It was one of those "good value for the money" outings. Not only were the green fees fairly low, but we both hit the ball a lot of times. The result was a low "cost per shot" ratio. We …

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we have to pass it on – we absolutely must…

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless... (Philippians 1:9-10) Between Friday morning (early), and Sunday evening (late), I travelled some 3,300 miles, met …

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Scripture – Beauty in the Struggle

The conversation at my men's small-group Bible-study Wednesday evening was - as usual - "most excellent;" deep; verging on powerful. We're reading Philip Yancey's classic book The Jesus I Never Knew. The discussion topic was The Beatitudes, from Matthew Chapter Five. The question I posed was: "There are so many varying interpretations of these foundational sayings …

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strong, courageous, effective, grace-filled… disciples (of Christ)

BETHANY, WVA - It's hard to post during an event like this weekend's Disciples of Christ Men's Gathering. My focus is on people, preparation for speaking and what's next on the agenda. Posting a blog just doesn't fit in. Things got off to a great start Friday. Golf was fun, but the main event was …

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EXTREME FAITH plus BOLD ACTION… equals a rich harvest

Yesterday evening I enjoyed a most excellent conversation with a few members of the planning team responsible for putting together the upcoming "Bethany 2012" Gathering for Disciples of Christ Men. The event - EXTREME FAITH, BOLD ACTION! - is expected to draw between three and five hundred participants from all over the USA, and will be …

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