How to Tell if You Really Trust One Another

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“Do you trust me?” “Of course I do.” Really? Is there a more frequently mentioned, but more seldom tested virtue out there than trust? In most churches, trust is something we relish as a receiver, but seldom a giver. Most of us would choose to be trusted and to have others held accountable…so we could […]

7 (Not So) Small Things that Have Blessed Our Marriage

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I’ve been asked a lot about marriage recently—especially by those with kids still at home. Perhaps it’s because it’s the summer and everyone is together with school out. Whatever the reason, marriage and family matters are a primary context in which the Gospel is lived out and shapes us on a daily basis. Few things […]

Epiphany Before Easter – On Preaching the Easter Sermon

Epiphany Before Easter

Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produce something fresh, something with a […]