Why is church so hard?

May 13, 2016 by

For the past couple of years, my blog’s tagline has been: “Religion is easy; discipleship is hard.” I’m starting to think that perhaps this slogan is only half right. Discipleship certainly is hard,...

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The Gospel in translation

May 12, 2016 by

People are drawn to the story of God’s mighty acts, the story of Jesus, not simply for the story itself, but because they hear that story in their own native languages. If the apostles had been speaking...

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Plan a Pentecost party

Apr 20, 2016 by

This coming May 15 is the day we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. My overall enthusiastic response to that appears in the lyrics of a song written by late gospel legend, Andrae Crouch: “Let the church...

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Love controls the spiritual gifts

May 11, 2015 by

May 24 is Pentecost Sunday in the Christian calendar and the Festival of Weeks in the Jewish calendar. It is the second of the three pilgrimage festivals stipulated in Ex. 23:13-17, celebrating the early...

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