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Star of Bethlehem

If you’re a stargazer or an educator, you probably know that tonight (Dec. 21, 2020) is a rare planetary alignment. Articles like this one suggest it may be the “Star of Bethlehem.” Is that true? Let’s talk about it.

Planetary… Continue reading

“The church is full of hypocrites!”

“The church is full of hypocrites!” How would you answer someone (or yourself) in the face of this objection? The same objection may be voiced a number of ways. “I like Jesus, just not the church. It’s full of hypocrites.”… Continue reading

The Danger of Good Friday Suspense

The true story of one traumatized little girl led me to reevaluate the way I teach and celebrate the events of Easter.

Next week is Holy Week where churches around the world will be remembering Palm Sunday, the Last Supper,… Continue reading

Bible History Song

UPDATE: A huge THANK YOU to Aaron Robertson for the remix and making the first video of this song!!!!! It’ll be posted on YouTube and the link added here soon. I’m working on pictures to go with it. When they’re… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

God’s Mercy Toward Literal-Minded Children

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I reel in amazement at the price Christ paid for my sins on Calvary. It is one of the reasons I love Easter so much. But, did you know there is danger lurking for children in this… Continue reading

Is There An Age Limit for Spiritual Gifts?

This question is not often voiced, but we see it lived out so many places. Children are shunted aside until they are “old enough.” Retirees and Senior adults are dismissed as “out of touch,” “past their prime,” or “old fashioned.”… Continue reading

What are the Spiritual Gifts? Part 1: Teaching Gifts

What are the spiritual gifts? How does a person get one or more spiritual gifts? How do spiritual gifts work? Over the next few weeks we’re going to look closer at some of these spiritual gifts.

What are spiritual gifts?… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 1

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, whether you had a big celebration or a quiet day like my family did. If your Christmas was full of fighting and uncomfortable situations, I’m sorry. Remember, though, that… Continue reading

Advent: Understanding “Go Tell It On The Mountain”

“Go Tell It On The Mountain” is a popular Christmas song, especially for kids. Do you ever stop to think about what it means? Why a mountain? What are we supposed to tell? What does it have to do with… Continue reading

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