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‘Escaping Religion’: missionary foresees shake-up of church denominations

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

“Which is worse, to worship Baal under a tree on the mountainside, or to bring the idol of Baal inside the temple of God to worship him there? It is a terrible thing when men perform evil deeds in secret. It is much worse when men bring their deeds inside the temple of God and claim that their evil is sanctioned by God…If you place God’s name upon your sin, you are adding the sin of blasphemy to your original sin.” In his book Escaping Religion, Pastor Vaughn Martin points out the deadliness of the Western church blessing and honoring sin within it,...

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Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Latest News, State of the nation, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

As a teenager I had a magazine tear-out hanging in my room of a woman in military attire with a smoldering look, the caption reading “What if history had been herstory?” I declared that one day I’d walk down the aisle to the song “You don’t own me” – I was more serious than kidding. In our house, both my parents encouraged us to explore literature and films outside of pop fads and boy-craziness, and my attorney father challenged me to think analytically and stare down to the depths of any argument to see the root of what was being brought to the...

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Is There Not Enough Hate in the Church?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Latest News, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Is There Not Enough Hate in the Church?

A young man stood up in our church to share a word he’d heard from the Lord during the time of prayer before the service. “There are many people in this nation who will tell you that they are Christians,” he said quietly, evenly. “They say they love God. The problem, where they get off track, is they don’t hate the things God hates.” “Hate evil, you who love the Lord,” says Psalm 97:10. Paul tells the church, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9). So is the church too cozy with what is evil? Is our love insincere?...

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A Creed for the New Millennium

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Latest News, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

A Creed for the New Millennium

If there’s one thing that can keep me awake at night, it’s the thought of babies and children who are suffering. One evening a friend asked for prayer concerning a little boy with a severe physical disability; for hours after I went to bed, I lay there, pillow drenched, unable to think of anything else but him and other children in similar situations. At last, rather wishing the world would come to an end, I fell asleep. The next morning, I awoke with a phrase running through my head: A CREED FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM. Now it’s common for the Lord to speak to me in the early morning hours...

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A Reward Like Simeon’s

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Latest News, Spiritual Growth, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

A Reward Like Simeon’s

He was a man whose existence centered on one thing: seeing the Messiah. “There was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus…Simeon took him in his arms, and blessed God” (Luke 2:25-28). Simeon then prophesied over Jesus, detailing the startling word that He would be a light...

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Scenes from Childhood

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Scenes from Childhood

Coming soon! My newest book, Scenes from Childhood, is a novella set in the romantic Bavarian Alps. The plot deals with the crisis between two adult siblings following the death of their mother. What is a novella? Shorter than a novel and longer than a short story, the novella features taut prose, lots of symbolism, fewer characters and plot lines, and historically centers around events and themes. Stay tuned for more details on Scenes from Childhood, available this month!

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Will the real Bride please stand up?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Latest News, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Will the real Bride please stand up?

“Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.” Hudson Taylor’s challenge, along with miraculous stories coming out of Africa and the Middle East, stirred our church to a 24-hour prayer vigil simply to minister to the Lord and wait on Him. Out of that sweet time in His presence, a clear theme the Lord laid on our hearts was this: there is a deep, groaning...

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