Finding Effective Illustrations – Pt. 1

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This two-part blog mini-series is designed to help pastors and public speakers learn to find illustrations and place them in their messages effectively. One of preaching’s ongoing challenges is to find ways to illustrate biblical truths in a way that is faithful to the text, not cheesy, not boring, doesn’t take too much time, isn’t […]

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 […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 118

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Summer is the best season of the year. At least, if you live in California. I wish it never ended. Even the hot days have their purpose. I hate cold weather, unless I intentionally choose to go skiing or something. So, I’m thankful God have me born […]