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The Vital Center

“One of the reasons, I believe, that knowledge is in a state of useless overproduction is that it is strewn all over the place, spoken in a thousand competitive voices. Its insignificant fragments are magnified all out of proportion, while … Continue reading

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Some Ifs, Ands and Buts for Easter

(This is my most recent letter to our Malachi Network friends) March 25, 2016 Dear Friends, I’m the kind of guy that likes to use the phrase “no ifs, ands or buts.” Let’s get this done…no waiting, no whining, no … Continue reading

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He Didn’t Just Write “Amazing Grace”…

John Newton wrote more than just “Amazing Grace”… I just recently reacquainted myself with this great hymn:  In Evil Long I Took Delight.  As we draw close to Christ’s passion and resurrection, it’s OK to get lost in wonder, love … Continue reading

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The Ragman

I’ve been teaching and preaching on “The Cross as the Crux of All Human History” through this season of Lent. This week’s focus has been on Christ’s identification with us.  I came across this story that I shared 25 years … Continue reading

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Success in This Age

Success in this age is measured by faithfulness over decades. This morning, I get to celebrate the faithfulness of some of my dearest friends.  Tim and Becca Westrom are celebrating 10 years of faithful leadership at Hope Springs Christian Fellowship … Continue reading

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