Folding up Umbrellas

“Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.” — Reinhold Niebuhr Our travel agent just called. Delta Airlines is pulling out of Haiti. In October our team was preparing to leave for Haiti. The Sunday before our departure, […]

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Always Here

Prepare your hearts of worship by Reading Acts 12:1-19. In the middle of the night, I heard Ezekiel crying out “Daddy!” This does not happen – normally he comes and gets me. So I stumbled out of bed and into his room. Only his covers were pulled back into a pile on the side. So I went […]

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Better than OK

On Sunday – as I showed slides and pew research data – I realized I gave you way too much information to process. But the topic is really important. So here is the core slide again (or click here for the full Pew Research article). The headline finding is that for the first time less […]

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Our Modern Darkness

“And at last, in its curved and imperceptible fall, the sun sank low, and from glowing white changed to a dull red without rays and without heat, as if about to go out suddenly, stricken to death by the touch of that gloom brooding over a crowd of men.” — Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, […]

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Mahomes and Prayer

Thursday during the Chiefs game, as I searched Twitter for hope on Mahomes, I saw an advertisement for the Click to Pray ERosary. At first I thought it was a joke, but in fact this interactive Rosary was developed by the Vatican. It is like a Fitbit that tracks prayers. Make the sign of the cross and it begins, […]

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Reading Prayers

As Baptists we generally practice extemporaneous prayer. Off the cuff. Of course for Sunday Worship we may write a prayer – just to help our nerves. But it is written in our own words, which is our model of prayer. For a traditional Baptist, prayer should rise up out of our hearts, like a conversation […]

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Give to God

Matthew 6:32-33 “After a semi-annual budget audit was run by the elder board at Lake Michigan Bible Fellowship Monday, youth pastor Troy “Turnt” Hatley was called in for questioning over the fact that he had rendered half his budget unto Little Caesars.” — Babylon Bee This article from the Babylon Bee — a Christian version of the […]

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