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Side Hustle

It’s interesting how Americans keep inventing new words…new terms. One I’ve noticed of recent origin is side hustle. It describes an activity that isn’t the focus of your life, not your livelihood, but something you do on the side. Maybe you’re a builder by day, but after work you mow lawns around the neighborhood – […]

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Extreme Transformation

Wow, I’ll never be the same! Ever go away from church saying that under your breath – or maybe out loud? If what happened there is what was supposed to happen there, my guess is, you have. God re-seen; His people re-made. That’s a cryptic description of the consequence of time in His presence. Anything […]

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Married to Maintenance

Recently I had occasion to visit the church I attended as a new member when I was in high school. Everything seemed eerily familiar. I do think they had painted the inside of the building (although they hadn’t changed the color). The piano was in tune, and I reflected that that hadn’t always been the […]

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Why Are My Neighbors So Angry?

Actually it’s not just my neighbors, it’s the entire country. It seems like every time I turn on the news somebody is scalding somebody for something they did, something they believe, or maybe for nothing much at all. Have you noticed? I can’t remember ever seeing so much wild-eyed rudeness in my lifetime. Insults, name-calling, […]

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They’re Out There

I grew up the only child of a single mom. She worked at J C Penney, so especially when school was out I was alone a lot. I think it was during that time I learned to love the movies. Not sure how I got the money to get in – although I think it […]

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What Language Does God Speak?

If you’ve done much traveling around the globe you know all about the issue of language. If you get on a plane in Atlanta and get off in the Punjab it will help if you’ve boned up on your Gurmukhi vocabulary. Years ago my friend, Lloyd, went to Bolivia as a student missionary. Alas, he […]

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How Big the Circle?

In the autumn of 1962, George Vandeman, founder and speaker of the It Is Written television program, was scheduled to conduct a nightly month-long evangelistic series in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Vandeman had already made his mark in religious television, eventually broadcasting in more than 150 countries with weekly viewership of more than […]

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It’s Who You Don’t Know

Next time you’re in church, look around. If you know the name of everyone in the worship center, you may not be in a healthy church. Whoa, that’s raw, isn’t it? Here’s the deal: Those who study this stuff tell us that almost no one knows more than about 40 members of the church they […]

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A Vision You Can’t Afford

When God lays a vision on our hearts, one of the dumbest things we can say in response is, “We can’t afford that.” Or how about this one: “That’s not in our budget.” That morbid rejoinder is responsible for the deaths of uncounted big stories. When God births a vision within you, you already can’t […]

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New Wind Blowing

When I gave my life to Christ in 1945 America was basically a Christian nation. We were just coming out of a frightening war and the Christian church was alive and well. We could rent a hall, distribute a few handbills door-to-door and fill the building with interested listeners. One autumn day in 1949 or […]

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