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It’s no secret that church attendance is on the decline. The research is clear. Yet, when Americans are surveyed about religion and spirituality, the overwhelming majority say they are Christians. These two facts don’t compute. Why do so many professing Christians view church as such a low priority? I think[...]

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“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Some version of this statement is attributed to Edmund Burke (1729-1797), George Santayana (1863-1952), and Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). I think this statement is so often repeated because it’s based in truth; and it still resonates. Those words[...]

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“God…bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God[...]

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“The breaker goes up before them; They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, And the Lord at their head.” Micah 2:13  The prophecy in Micah 2 includes a promise that the Lord will regather and bless the nation of[...]

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“O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.” Psalm 30:2  Does God still heal people today? Well, we know that the names of God reveal the reality of His nature. And the name, Jehovah-Rapha means “The Lord Your Healer.” We also know that God is[...]

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Lately I’ve been struck by the number of hyphenated-Christians emerging in the American Church. We hear the various religious views of Baptist or Presbyterian-Christians, Republican or Democrat-Christians, White or African-American Christians, and Male or Female-Christians. The most recent is LBTG-Christians. What? I guess that makes me a white-male-heterosexual-Southern Baptist-Christian. In[...]

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“Then she [Hagar] called the name of the Lordwho spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?”” Genesis 16:13  When we hear that God sees everything, it’s often in the context of Him catching us in sin. Yet,[...]

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  America is going through a culture shift. Victims of traumatic events, such as physical and sexual abuse, have begun to speak out in mass. Many harmful acts that have been hidden for years are finally being investigated and even prosecuted as criminal. Shining light on darkness is always a[...]

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“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10  The great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, once said, “Ignorance is worst when it amounts to ignorance of God, and knowledge is best when it exercises itself[...]

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