March 29, 2020
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A Crowning Opportunity in the Midst of Coronavirus

Last month, an Indiana schoolteacher was ordered to the principal’s office, where she was told that she was an embarrassment to the school and subsequently fired on the spot. Her […]
March 20, 2020
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A Word, a Dream, and the East Wind: how to pray in this time

Remember the reality show The Real World? Right now, it feels like we are living in Surreal World. How do you pray during a time of swirling unknowns, while the […]
March 18, 2020
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What there is to fear

While the world is paralyzed under a pandemic, I was reflecting on the worry I’ve battled for years — that balls up in my belly on occasion like a heavy […]
January 1, 2019
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“Prevailing Winds”

“Prevailing winds.” This jumped out at me and resonated in my spirit while reading a book on weather & climate with my daughter. Prevailing winds are the winds that blow […]
November 21, 2018
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“But He Did Not Answer Her a Word”: Lessons from the Syrophoenician Woman

Had the Gentile woman with the demonized daughter (described in Matthew 15 and Mark 7) been raised in the American church, I picture her encounter with Jesus going much differently. […]
July 3, 2018
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Lincoln, Slavery, and the Media…a history lesson for today

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, […]
May 14, 2018

Does God want to make America great?

If you aren’t confident something is God’s will, you’ll strike out empty if you pray for it. Why? Because the Bible tells us “the one who doubts is like a […]
November 1, 2017
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Contending for Climate Change: “Let justice roll down like waters”

I live in a region nicknamed the Garden Spot, and while one sees plenty of corn, wheat, and other crops flourishing in abundance, one rarely sees orange trees. Why? To […]
October 22, 2017
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“Lift up your heads, O gates, that the King of glory may come in!”

For the last twelve months the Lord has highlighted, impressed upon me, and essentially flooded my consciousness with the word “gates.” Everywhere in scripture I keep seeing it pop up. […]
September 5, 2017
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Three Things You Hear When You’re Burdened to Pray for the Nation

If you’re passionate about the direction of the nation, and if you hunger and thirst for righteousness in your land, perhaps at some point you’ve been chided for your zeal. […]
August 17, 2017
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Called to Intercede for Your Nation

Some things require care when mixing, such as ministry and money, pastoring and politics. As such, there’s a tendency simply to play it safe and keep them separate. John Newton, ex-slave […]
May 2, 2017
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Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Is there something in you that comes undone when you hear a report of child abuse? Or that cancer has taken another life, despite the prayers of the saints? Perhaps […]