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Celebrating | My son & God’s goodness

About a year ago I welcomed my baby boy into this world. The previous months had already been difficult. There was great turmoil in our nation, as there continues to be, and I was doing my very best to lead Renovation Church in gospel clarity, and social fidelity. By the time[…]

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What Coke Taught Us About ‘Merica

It’s taken me a full month to get my mind around the back lash over this video. How could 1 minute of media content undo what “seems” to be 100 years of progress? “We’ve moved beyond Jim Crow.” “We’ve moved beyond purposeful segregation.” “We’ve moved beyond alienation because of race,[…]

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Faith vs. Works | C.S. Lewis

Christians have often disputed as to whether what leads the Christian home is good actions, or Faith in Christ. I have no right really to speak on such a difficult question, but it does seem to me like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most necessary. A[…]

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Victory

God has created us, all of us, to worship Him, love Him, glorify Him, have Him as our deepest affection and live for His glory. We are meant to glorify God in every conceivable way because it’s what we were made for, and it’s how we express our love and[…]

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True Spirituality

Last weekend at Renovation I preached a message called “spirituality” from Psalm 119,  in which we concluded that true spirituality is a delight in God, his will, and His word. But, we determined,  this is difficult. The religious among us will get the will and word part. They will obey, and tell everyone[…]

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In Light of What’s to Come

I spent the first half of the day on Christmas Eve in the scriptures reading through Paul’s letters.  And although they are full with theology, history, doctrine and instruction, there is something common to them that struck me more deeply than anything else: Paul seemed to live in light of[…]

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Disconnected Faith

Have you felt a little disconnected lately? Like prayer is more difficult. Relationships in your church require more work and discipline, with very little joy? Faith in general feels like a burden and not a joyful privilege? You may feel that way because you are in fact disconnected in someway.[…]

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A Praying Life

Lately I have been convicted of a reality that I am still unsure of my  willingness to address…my life is not one of rich, intentional, and thoughtful prayer…at least not as much or as often as it should be. With the workload of leading and launching Renovation I have lost[…]

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Fewer Young Adults Attend Church

A majority of young adults, age 18 to 29, don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible according to LifeWay Christian Resources: 65% identify themselves as Christian, while 14% say they are atheist or agnostic, 14% list no religious preference, and 8% claim other religions. 65% rarely or never[…]

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Neutral Jesus

On the 22nd of this month I tweeted, there is no neutrality with God. You either actively pursue Him or actively oppose Him. Though this statement would seem to be divisive, it’s true…but when truth is determined in degree’s and not absolutes, then this “all or nothing” statement becomes the source of[…]

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How Are they Sent of God?

…Men who bring no men to God? Prophets whose words are powerless Sowers who’s seed all whithers Fishers who take in no Fish Soldiers who give no wounds Are these God’s men?-C.H. Spurgeon This gripped me…thought I would share it. If you are a minster of the gospel, I hope[…]

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