good questions are an invitation to the great journey

  As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good?" - Mark 10:17-18 "fait accompli" - a thing that has already happened, or been decided, before those affected hear about it, leaving them …

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three questions you MUST ask before you vote

Politics, leadership, and today's primary elections: So here's my challenge: I don't want to ignore today's primary elections - especially in two states I love so much (North Carolina and Florida) - but at the same time I don't want to violate my "prime directive" as a writer, which is to honor the following counsel from …

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two years today! thankful to be here at WFPC (God’s “upward call”)

 Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it, but I do this one thing: I forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. - (Philippians 3:13-14) This weekend marks two years since …

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the Westminster Confession, and some strong thoughts about God

Today my discipleship class at WFPC will be talking about the Westminster Documents, prepared in London between 1645 and 1649. Among the extensive writings is the following answer to the question, "who is God?" Take a moment to read it, it's just marvelous: There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in …

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Shema, love, and the God-life

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with …

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click here to help Derek Maul write his new book

This weekend I'm asking my readers for help - Yes, that's YOU! -  as I try to make some serious progress with my new book. There are two things that you can do for me; both are of equal weight and importance: Please take a few minutes to read this post, and answer the questions. …

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the hope is in the stories…

Friday, the third day of Lent: I'm back home today, having wrapped up my visit at The Upper Room in Nashville Thursday afternoon. We crammed a lot of work into my short visit, and my head is still spinning. It's going to take a few days to thoroughly process all the details we talked about. …

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hard reality and strong faith

I'd like to open today's post by quoting the "status update" my brother Geoff posted on facebook a couple of days ago. I'm doing this for two reasons: First, as Geoff's status is a public posting, it allows him to dictate the level of disclosure. Second, my brother sums things up well, and pretty much …

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