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  • What is the Work of an Evangelist?

    Unity. It’s a simple word. It’s a concept people can get behind. Immediately, we appreciate the advantages of it. There is strength in numbers. There is peace in agreement.  Majorities make waves. There’s a certain security in group covenant. The Psalmist agrees. “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is …[ read more ]

  • The Audacity of a Shared Meal

    I invited myself over for dinner at a friends’ home. I’m not normally one to barge in but it was the first warm evening in a long time. I’d been at a women’s retreat and had enjoyed singing God’s praises with other women for the first time in forever. And it just seemed like too …[ read more ]

  • When the Church is Weak, Is God Still Strong?

    If you haven’t struggled with the happenings of 2020 and now 2021, you haven’t been paying attention. It’s been a rough fourteen months for all of us. And a powerful time of testing for the American church. The Devil’s Schemes When conflict rages, it’s so important for us to remember how our enemy operates (I’m …[ read more ]

  • What to Do When Your Life is on Fire

    I grew up knowing exactly what to do if my clothes caught fire. Stop. Drop. And roll. With all the emphasis of this practice, I fully expected that at some point, surely before I turned sixty, some piece of clothing would spontaneously combust.  I have spent much less time than I anticipated in contact with …[ read more ]

  • How to Hold onto Faith

    Why do people deconstruct their faith and how do those who hold onto faith hold on? Disappointment in the church. Frustration with God. Unanswered prayer. Confusing theology. Scripture out of context. Rumors that God loves genocide and maybe hates your child who is questioning his sexuality. That one preacher assuring Oprah that Hell doesn’t exist. …[ read more ]