“I’m a human being.”

Posted in Church Life on January 22nd, 2011 by (1,272 views)
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And then one of the guys said, “It’s so great how your group relates to us. Like you want to talk with us and get to know us and make us feel like we matter. It just makes me feel like– oh yeah, I’m a human being.”

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35 cents and a Little Guilt

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says... on November 5th, 2010 by (2,195 views)
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He asked for 35 cents. I told him sorry I didn’t have 35 cents, which was true because all I had on me was a twenty. Without hesitation he said, “Then I won’t come to your church.” This was an obvious ploy, an attempt to elicit some Christian guilt. I told him I was sorry and went in to purchase my drink. I broke my twenty, gave him a dollar and an invitation and information about our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. He won, I lost.

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A Nagging Sense (from God?)

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life on February 10th, 2010 by (1,253 views)
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Below is a letter I recently wrote to the elders, Pastor James, and Corinne (SPCC Intern). I am posting it in the hopes that you all, the church at SPCC, will pray and consider whether or not you want to participate in helping my new friend. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 Hello Elders and James and […]

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I Love Material Things

Posted in Sermon Snippets on August 20th, 2009 by (1,188 views)
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I love material things. I really do. I want the latest gadgets. I want all the tools and equipment. I’m not really a person who likes to borrow. I want it myself. I once wanted an avocado slicer, so guess what, I got an avocado slicer. I’ve got a soccer ball, a basketball, a baseball, […]

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Rich Mullins: A Man I Wish I Knew

Posted in Christian Living, Thinking Theologically on June 10th, 2009 by (5,590 views)
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I often talk about how much my life has been influenced by the life and words of the late Rich Mullins. Rich wrote many songs you may know, like “Awesome God,” “Hold Me, Jesus,” and “Sometimes by Step.” At Bible study tonight I talked about how Rich Mullins gave his life fully to the service […]

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