The Day I Became A Man

It was a day that began like any other day until I heard my mom crying in the kitchen. She had accidentally burned the meat she was preparing for our dinner. She was able to salvage some, but not nearly enough to feed all of us. That’s when it happened. It was a defining moment …

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Who Are You Mentoring?

This article is specifically for preachers — older preachers — but it has a broader application to all Christians. So, don’t stop reading if you’re not an older preacher. But if you are an older preacher, I would like to ask you, “Who are you mentoring?” Before you start trying to think of some word …

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Children And Technology In Church

I am not a “stick-in-the-mud” when it comes to technology. In fact, I’m about as “techie oriented” as they come. I am open to incorporating technology in our worship assemblies in whatever ways are expedient. So I’m not just a guy who has an ax to grind because I don’t like change. It’s not the …

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If It Isn’t Broken…Break It

The truism that states, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” may be true with some things, but not the human heart (Psalm 51:17). If our hearts aren’t broken, they need to be. Have you ever heard of “Kintsugi?” Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a “glue” made of gold. ┬áRather …

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For What Would You Pray?

If you found yourself imprisoned overnight in chains for no reason other than your religious beliefs, and before your release the following day, you were severely threatened to never speak about Jesus again, what would you do? What actions would you take upon release? Well, I can imagine the first action you might take would …

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