Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 2

Part 2: Personal experience with God’s presence “And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages…How can this be?” Acts 2:4,7 NLT If you’ve never read Acts 2, or haven’t in a while, first go read it. And then spend a moment simply reflecting on the power, importance, and […]

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Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 1

Part 1: Questions about why “Why are you standing here staring into heaven?” Acts 1:11 NLT If you’ve read Acts 1, this is such a pointed and powerful question. [If you haven’t read Acts 1, go read it now]   The disciples have just finished 40 days with the resurrected Jesus, which concludes with one […]

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Gamaliel’s Wager: When you Risk Making God your Enemy

A Startling Realization Several years ago, I read the passage below and was startled by what it said. I had not considered the implications of it because I had not seen them before. I’ll explain more as we go. But first let me set the stage for what is going on. The story begins with […]

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NEW BOOK: “Enduring Delight” by Victor R. Scott

From the Preface: Not only is Psalm 119 the longest Psalm, but its particular focus is on the way the Word of God is to operate in the life of those who seek, serve, and submit to God. This is what makes it an important Psalm to consider and meditate on. My hope and prayer […]

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The Soil of My Soul

A reflection on this past year, inspired by Jesus’ parable of the soils in Matthew 13. There’s this deep work that God wants to do in me. It can’t be done on the surface-level of my life but only at the soul-level. And it seems like everything in my world works against it. Even many […]

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