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A fresh, non-political look at race

Talking about race doesn’t have to be political, stressful, or confrontational. It can be encouraging and healing. Check out my new book — Off The Race Track–From Color-Blind To Color-Kind at this link. Advertisements

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The Story Of “Blest Be The Tie That Binds”

In 1765, John and Mary Fawcett went to minister in Wainsgate, a rural English community, described as: “farmers and shepherds, poor as Job’s turkey; an uncouth lot whose speech one could hardly understand, unable to read or write; most of … Continue reading

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Did Jesus establish a democratic *Theocracy?

I believe that what we call church was originally intended to be a democratic *Theocracy — an organic body of Jesus’ disciples, ruled and led directly by the living, resurrected Jesus. Jesus established it by saying, “On this rock (of … Continue reading

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Taking down statues or putting them up?

As debate and conflict rages over statues of Confederate leaders and soldiers, some are crying, “Take them down!” while others are shouting “Keep ’em up!” So how about a compromise. How about leaving the statues up, but also putting up … Continue reading

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Skin color, statues, & stuff

Skin color’s a dumb thing to focus on! So much pain was released when it became a way of evaluating people. Let’s quit judging people by their “color.” Eye color, hair color, skin color; does any of it really matter? … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ ‘Bout the Bible

Unlike human history books, the Bible tells the unflattering truth about its heroes. The Bible’s not a mild, coffee table book. It’s a coffee-book full of spiritual caffeine. However, I didn’t believe the Bible was from God until I read … Continue reading

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Why I’ve read hundreds of dead writers . . .

Reading writings by Christ-loving men & women who lived in the past has helped me to know truth, not just as doctrines, but also as fire in my bones. Those authors have been my mentors, helping me continually connect with … Continue reading

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