Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter Sermon: What Difference Does the Cross Make?

What difference does the cross make? How can a man who dies on a cross be considered influential? It goes against everything we’re taught about power, and culture, and lasting influence. Jesus had no money, no military victories, no legions … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Esther – Courage (Character Counts)

Over the next few weeks during March Madness, the annual single-elimination tournament for college basketball, commentators, coaches, and players will use phrases normally meant for other settings. We’ll hear how teams are “under fire,” how teammates are the type you … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben’s “Fool Me Once”: Secrets are Hard to Keep

In the latest novel by thriller writer Harlan Coben, Maya Burkett struggles with the murders of her husband, Joe, and her sister, Claire. She’s still suffering from PTSD related to her combat experience in the Middle East, and the violence she … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Nehemiah – Vision (Character Counts)

In the pantheon of the comics, Batman, Superman, and Spiderman reign supreme, with the influx of superhero movies adding others like the X-men, Iron Man, and more to the casual fans’ awareness. But one of my top five characters has … Continue reading

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 Cities of Refuge #12 (the Bible says what?)

One of the strangest passages I’ve ever read in the Bible is in Deuteronomy 4:41-43. There, Moses establishes three cities that will allow anyone who had unintentionally killed a neighbor to find safety. These were their ‘cities of refuge.’ Different? … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Solomon – Wisdom (Character Counts)

I love basketball – and I love coaching. But sometimes, there are peripheral parts of the job that get in the way of my enjoyment of the game. Yes, I’m talking about referees! One Saturday afternoon, I found myself on … Continue reading

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