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Counting that Helps

Everyone has things they count and keep track of.  Why?  We usually count so we can know how we are progressing in our plans and what we need to adjust to meet our goals.  In the church, is what we are counting truly helping the church reach her ministry goals? Or is...

The Role the Body Plays in Our Personal Growth

I have been challenged this past year or so to re-think some of my previous patterns of personal growth and my walk with God.  Very simply, I am a bit of a “morning person” and I enjoy reading Scripture, along with a broad spectrum of theology, leadership, the church,...

A Timely Word on Legalism

I once read a wise word about the human heart from a wise pastor (I think it was the old Anglican preacher, Charles Simeon).  He said that the human heart is incurably legal.  That is, we all have an insistent bent toward relating to God in a legal arrangement:     ...

How is your heart?

How is your heart?  We don’t think about it much do we?  It usually takes a sickness or something not working right with our bodies before we even stop to consider our heart.   I have two friends who found out that their heart has an irregular heartbeat.   They have...

A Timely Book for a Timely Topic

An important book has appeared in the midst of the cultural and theological discussions about homosexuality and the gay movement.  Although published in 2010, Washed and Waiting  did not come to my attention until recently.  In this vivid and poignant account, Wesley...