Monthly Archives: June 2011

Uncovering Our Blind Spots


Think about your last trip down the highway… the last time you tried to switch lanes, then suddenly had to swerve back because someone in your blind spot was coming up, fast. Not a great feeling, was it? You know, … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Reputation: a fragment


I was recently hanging out in a wildlife area of Colorado, where informative plaques abounded. One in particular caught my eye, highlighting families who’d owned ranches where this area now stood, in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. It got me … Continue reading

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Getting Your Small Group Where God Wants It


I’m still on hold with the new stuff, so one more blast from the past…. This isn’t a brand-new book — it’s a couple years old now, actually — but it’s certainly fresh even if it’s not new. • Finding … Continue reading

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We’re In This Together


We often tend to expect more from other Christians, don’t we? Just about as often, though, these expectations set us up for a fall. Scripture in fact says we’re all fallen people. We’re going to let each other down. It’s … Continue reading

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I Don’t Understand…. But I’m Not Leaving


Who’s the most offbeat friend you’ve ever had? How has your friendship with that person influenced both of you? And for that matter, when have you been the off-beat person in a group? What helped you find the group’s “rhythm” … Continue reading

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a fragment of Lay Down Your Pride


I’ll keep this one short today, but expect I’ll be coming back to this theme—and this passage—repeatedly…. A couple of weeks back we looked at the idea of laying down our thought lives—how to be transformed by the renewing of … Continue reading

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The Truth About “The Naked Truth…”


While I’m waiting for the book I was planning on reviewing this week, here’s a blast from the not-so-distant past that’s well worth your time….. • Randall Neighbour. The Naked Truth About Small Group Ministry: When It Won’t Work and … Continue reading

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Worship: It’s Not Just Singing


Over the last several Wednesdays, we’ve looked at different ways to respond to and become more connected with God, such as quiet time, prayer, and Bible study. We often refer to them as spiritual disciplines, but all of them are … Continue reading

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