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See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

Lay Down Your Triggers: a small-group session


For this session, you’ll need…. a DVD of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. (Note: You can still have the discussion without viewing the clip, but it’s a good way to set the mood/get everyone relaxed.) Cue the movie to 1:21:02 (DVD … Continue reading

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I’ll Have It God’s Way


End-of-life decisions are hard, for everyone involved. This book will give you the means to make those decisions more clearly, even if it doesn’t make those decisions any easier. . . . Hattie Bryant. I’ll Have It God’s Way: Living … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness (Part 2)


You ARE weak. And guess what? In God’s eyes, that makes you uniquely qualified to do his work. Continue reading

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The Gospel of John in Modern Interpretation


So, for your scholars who want to learn more about how other scholars got there . . . in this case, their interpretation of the gospel of John. . . . Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay. The Gospel of … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness (Part 1) 


We’re not called to be relevant or hip or tolerant—we’re called to follow Jesus. That’s it. We only need to be relevant to Jesus. Continue reading

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Paradigms in Conflict


Missions: Where theology and practice meet. . . . David J. Hesselgrave; Keith E. Eitel, ed. Paradigms in Conflict: 15 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today. 384p., $25.99, Kregel Academic. Drawing from Scripture, social sciences, and history, David J. Hesselgrave tackles the most … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Weakness         


We are lifetime projects. The sooner we realize it, the better. Continue reading

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