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Everyday Easter!

Happy Resurrection Day! Christ the Lord is risen today (not just on a spring holiday with a funny name). Everyday people can experience Easter every time they meet to worship the living, resurrected Jesus. It’s called ekkesia — http://amzn.to/1U0U73r. Jesus promised to … Continue reading

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Beyond Leadership To Overseership

The New Testament concept of overseership moves beyond human leadership:  Leadership says: “I need your attention!”  Overseership says: “Behold the Lamb of God!” Leadership is a human being organizing and/or directing other human beings. Overseership is a human being lovingly … Continue reading

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Ideas to Tone Down the NBA, the NFL, and the Olympics

What if they made a new rule to tone down the Sochi Olympics by requiring all Olympic athletes to have one arm tied behind their back during competition?  Would you be okay with that? What if, in order to reduce … Continue reading

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Sports reporters are asking lots of Final Four questions. Here’s mine: If a few college guys randomly throwing around a basketball won’t produce a trip to the Final Four; how in the world could a random Big Bang and a whole bunch of time have produced the incredible complexity and details of nature’s living organisms?

Perhaps the denial of God is the real anti-intellectualism — the real delusion. Has science discovered the spiritual world?  Read about “spooky action.”

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Famous Harvard Grad Loves Jesus (Is This Linsanity?)

A famous Harvard graduate, Jeremy Lin, is openly talking about his deep faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ.  Lin is an overnight sensation, coming from an unknown point guard for the New York Knicks to suddenly becoming the biggest … Continue reading

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