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When I was in sixth grade, Nicky Cruz came to town to preach a revival sponsored by several area churches. (I will never forget what grade I was in because several of the girls in my class that took turns being the objects of my unrequited crushes ended up falling in love with Nicky Cruz. … Continue reading »

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A Different Perspective

This morning, I attended the church of one of my coworkers. I am taking my last two courses needed to complete my Educational Specialist degree, and one of them is Education in Culturally Diverse Environments. The first night of class, the professor explained that one of our assignments would be to attend a culturally diverse … Continue reading »

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Lessons from an Unlikely Source

Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms … Continue reading »

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Last Lecture Prof Dies

Randy Pausch died today. A professor from Carnegie Mellon University who was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago, Pausch became a sensation on the interwebs when video from his “Last Lecture” began making the rounds. Apparently, the idea of a “Last Lecture” has been something of a tradition in the sacred halls of … Continue reading »

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Old Friends

Back in high school, I was lucky enough to be a part of a great group of friends. Some people spend high school looking for a place to belong, but I was lucky enough to find that place early on. My family had attended First Baptist Church of Enterprise ever since we had moved to … Continue reading »

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Piper throws down on prosperity gospel

I recently saw this on another blog that I frequent, but it moved me so deeply that I thought I would post it here. The fact is, I have never been a big fan of prosperity doctrine. I find myself wondering if those people who truly embrace have read the whole Bible. Sure, they may … Continue reading »

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Not a Christmas Post

David Nasser and I went to high school together, and if he wasn’t the single-most unlikely candidate to become a minister, he was at least on the top ten list. Amazing what God can do, huh? He sent out this piece in an email over the weekend, and I felt like sharing it. Have no … Continue reading »

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My Jesus

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Todd Agnew in concert. I will post more about that later, but for now, I offer the following lyrics for those of you who might be looking for something to read. My Jesus Which Jesus do you follow? Which Jesus do you serve? If … Continue reading »

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So, We Bit the Bullet

Those of you who know me well at all know that the spiritual journey that my wife and I have traveled over the past few years has not been an easy one. The story includes hurt at the hands of the children of God, disappointment in those in leadership, and general disillusionment with the American … Continue reading »

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5 Years Ago Today…

… my oldest daughter, Jordyn, was born. The birth experience was traumatic, and if my bride were willing, she could share it in schools as a means of preventing teenage pregnancy. But once the child was here… the adventure began. I remember watching as they cleaned her up. It took a while, but she started … Continue reading »

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