Friday, August 7, 2020

Avoiding tarnished teaching

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How does your church select from the many stewardship curriculums available today?  Do you gravitate to what everyone else is using or the one...

A durable calling

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I recently celebrated 25 years of pastoral ministry at Mountain View Church in Fresno, California. You can’t help but reminisce a little when you...

Blue Christmas

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Blue Christmas" is more than a holiday song famously performed by Elvis Presley. Blue Christmas, sometimes also called the Longest Night, is a day...

God’s Christmas graffiti

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On the eve of Christmas, speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., at the dawn of a new millennium, Archbishop Desmond Tutu used...

Filling—and fulfilling—feasts

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Here we go again—all those Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner gatherings! While there are the unfortunate few who long to be part of just one...

Roadside assistance

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I love the 2006 comedy film RV starring Robin Williams. The film tells the story of Bob Munro (played by Williams) taking his family...

Home for the holidays

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I was so looking forward to our first Christmas as a married couple. Decorating our apartment, shopping for gifts, baking my favorite Christmas goodies...

God’s call to connection

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"W e wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas."  Our television sang out the ending to another Hallmark holiday movie. I was...