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The Bad News Gospel

I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. (Deut. 32:39) I once heard Dr. Will Willimon say: “Whether or not the gospel is good news or bad news, depends heavily on where...

The Hard Work of Holiness

In regards to walking in the Spirit and forming a close and fruitful relationship with our Creator: What I don't find in the writings of the New Testament, is this notion that the gospel message was, "just believe in Jesus, and through God's grace, all...

Confessions of an Inadequate Pastor

There are a lot of things I don't do well. Even within the context of being a pastor, there are many things that I just stink at. There have been countless times I have let my parishioners down. There are times I should have been...

Daily Prayer Resources

As part of my sermon yesterday, I offered this blog to my church congregation at New Harvest Church. However, I think all my readers will benefit from it. I want to, albeit briefly, offer some resources to aid you in your prayer and spiritual growth.For...

Where is God?

Elijah and Elisha, Michael D. O'Brien I can't tell you how many times I have asked the question, "Where is God?" On top of that, I can not overstate how many times I have felt guilty for asking that question. But if the truth is told,...