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How Do I Know If I'm Reading the Bible Correctly?

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When I was applying to colleges years ago, I remember waiting to get my acceptance letter. One day, I sorted through stacks of junk mail to find an envelope with a college logo at the top. I tore open the letter and read it carefully.

Are You Afraid of Halloween?

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Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in America. People dress up in costumes, go to parties, and talk to neighbors they’d otherwise ignore. Kids run up to houses chanting “trick or treat,” expecting to receive plenty of candy. But Halloween is often controversial in Christian circles because of its pagan origins. Should we embrace it or boycott it?

Can I Love God More Than My Spouse?

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When my wife and I were dating, I made her this promise: “You will never be first in my life. That position belongs to God. If I put you there, I am making you an idol."

How Can We Honor Jesus This Christmas?

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Have you noticed that sometimes, Christmas can get controversial? I’ve seen people yelling in the faces of workers at Walmart or other retail stores, just for saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”

Am I Too Young To Lead In Church?

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At what age is a person old enough to become a leader in the church? We love having younger people serve, but when can they transition from serving into leading?

A Pastor's Letter to the Church: It's Not All About You

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Dear Church, I’m writing to you to express, what is for me, one of the greatest challenges of ministry: I want to please you. All throughout the Gospel, Jesus tells us to love our neighbors, our enemies, and each other. You can’t be a true minister of the Gospel without loving people. And when you love people, there is a strange internal desire to please them, to make them happy.