Saturday, February 24, 2024

Is the Bible worth reading?

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Reading the Bible can be (very) hard. Even for seasoned believers, certain sections of Scripture can seem to have little cultural relevance to our...

Beyond managing our anger

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Years ago, I participated in anger management classes held on our church campus. A secular counseling group rented one of our rooms and led...

Following the Good Shepherd to forgiveness

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“Grace, you’re a pastor.” The thought crosses my mind, poking at my contemptuous spirit. “You’re a pastor. You should forgive. You watch victims forgive...

Rethinking retirement

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In the spring of 2016, I transitioned out of senior pastoral leadership at Reedley (Calif.) MB Church. Connie, my wife, and I enjoyed 17...

A mother’s truest treasure

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Our children are among the most important things given to us in our lives. With this gift comes the responsibility of passing on faith....

Living with too many choices

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Many of us battle “mind games”—thoughts of worry, anxiety, regret, insecurity, decision-making paralysis and fear that keep looping in our minds. While these mind...

Ten steps to becoming a praying church

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I love the picture in Revelation 4 of John entering into the throne room and thepresence of God. John finds himself in a scene...

Who inspires you?

When my family moved from Colorado to Bakersfield, Calif., in early 2016, I knew one person who had grown up there. Rachel had been...