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How to Love Like That

  Two types of people inspire me. I’m inspired by those who are so devout and heavenly-minded that I look at them and say, “I wish I knew God like that!” I think of friends like Randy, Earl, Gary and Jackie who spend long seasons in prayer and are able sense God’s presence and guidance […]

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When am I Preaching? (5 Questions for Preaching in a Changing Culture)

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series 5 Key Questions

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series 5 Key Questions   When am I preaching?  This is the first of five key questions preachers should ask when striving to proclaim Christ in the midst of a changing culture. Preachers and churches are familiar with a related question: Where am I preaching?  We understand […]

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Prayer from Psalm 150: Contagious Worship

This entry is part 156 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms

This entry is part 156 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms    Praise is contagious. Like an epidemic, its location  spreads–from the creatures of earth to the clouds of heaven. Like a pandemic, its motive spreads–from what the LORD has done to who the LORD is. There’s not an instrument unaffected–trumpet, harp, and cymbals are swept up in […]

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The Changing Obstacles to Faith

  In my book Preaching to Pluralists I describe a change in conversion obstacles which has taken place as Western culture has shifted from Modern to Postmodern. In the Modern era, the greatest obstacle had to do with the Christian message about Christ as King.  If you could win over the hearts of people to […]

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