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Allegiance: The Book of Hebrews for Today Example from Endurance Hebrews 10:1-39 As we continue in our series on the Book of Hebrews we have crossed the halfway mark. For the first three weeks, we discussed how the Hebrew writer was attempting to motivate the readers to grow while standing firm in their faith. We […]

Caleb is one of my favorite characters in the Hebrew Bible (we even named one of our sons after him). He did not have a book dedicated to him but his story is scattered throughout the Hebrew Bible. His life and actions are discussed in minute sections of the sacred text, yet his life, character, […]

The following Post is from Huffington Post Blog As I grow older I continue to remember that Memorial Day is a day to honor so many thousands of men and women who have given their lives for our country, our freedom, and shown bravery through their service. This has typically been a time to thank […]

“Son–Marry A Strong Woman”: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mamma Lemuel, & Prov. 31 When I was a young teenager the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Simple Man was popular. The band that released Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, What’s Your Name?, and Give Me Two Steps, hit the charts again with this power ballad. What struck me about this song, was […]

Reposted from Huffington Post: Recently I was invited by a community advocate to a PUAH meeting (Portland United Against Hate). As a minister, being involved in community work is an important calling that Jesus has given both Lori and I. However, it is easy to become involved in so many works/organizations, that one can neglect […]

For the past six years, I have been donating plasma, twice per week, at my local center. I began donating because one of the staff attended our church and made a plea that we consider participating—not only for the money but in order to meet people who might need to talk about God.  See more […]