Category Archives: Church Letters

Gospel-Centered: You Keep Using That Word…

Dear Church Family and Friends*, If your ears are attuned to the Christian lingo of the day, you may have noticed a subtle shift over the past few years. Though previous generations of Christians often used the word “Gospel,” a … Continue reading

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And the Newest 12th Man Is…

God Leads Us Along… Sometimes my 5 year old son asks me, “How can you hear God talking to you?” He asks this when we’ve been discussing how the Lord leads us to do his will, such as when Nichole … Continue reading

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How to Tell if the Preacher Really Trusts God

Two words: Behavior Modification When you sit in a Christian church and listen to the words coming from the pulpit, do you get the feeling that someone wants you to be something you’re not? Or to start doing something you’re … Continue reading

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Who’s Good Enough to Teach You?

Did you know that John the Baptist didn’t want to baptize Jesus? He didn’t. The Scriptures say that when John saw Jesus coming to the river, he tried to stop him. Repeatedly. (Matthew 3:14) Of course, Jesus told him to … Continue reading

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Those Judgmental Christians

If we cut John 3:16 out of the Bible, what do you think would become the most popular verse? The most oft-quoted? I’ve never done any surveys on this, but I’ve got a great candidate: Matthew 7:1. I’ll bet you … Continue reading

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Dear Church, I Prayed for You Tonight

I was reading Ezra chapter 3, when I noticed a strange idea. The Jews had returned to the ruins of Jerusalem after decades of exile, and they had nothing but their faith in God, the company of their fellow Jews, … Continue reading

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When the Lord Doesn’t Lead

“I just don’t have a peace about it.” Sound familiar? It’s the best way in the world to tell your pastor why you’re not volunteering for Vacation Bible School this summer! (For other ways to get out of VBS see … Continue reading

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