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Lent 2017: Day Fifteen

Week Three: Mission Field

Reflection for the Week: What encourages me to engage more fully in the mission field?

Author Maxie Dunnam tells the story of the “Unhappy Nun.” It is a tale of a young girl raised in a … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Fourteen

Week Two: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

The letter of First John is a love letter. No it is not a “Dear John” letter, or a romantic letter … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Twelve

Week Two: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

These last two verses of the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians are pretty heady. (No pun intended). I … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Ten

Week Two: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

Do you notice the reciprocal nature of the Bible verse above? The text reminds us that everything is connected. It is … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Nine

Week Two: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

Why? Why go make disciples? This is the text we lovingly call “The Great Commission.” These are our marching orders and … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Eight

Week One: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

You know the story: Person wins multi-million dollar lottery, loses family and friends, goes broke, dies bankrupt. (It is true. Google … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Thirteen

Week One: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

Wow! These are pretty powerful claims – a “Royal Priesthood?” I grew up being taught of Christian humility and service. I … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Eleven

Week Two: Disturbances

Reflection for the Week: Ask disturbing questions and consider unexpected ways we share the Gospel story.

Whenever I lead Bible Study, I ask people, “What are words you would use to describe the Bible? The word “guidebook” … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Seven

Week One: Actionable Aspirations

Reflection for the Week: God’s goodness is the source that propels leaders into courageous action.

This first seven days of devotion have been stirring the pot about our thoughts and feelings related to God’s goodness. The … Read More

Lent 2017: Day Six

Week One: Actionable Aspirations

Reflection for the Week: God’s goodness is the source that propels leaders into courageous action.

A story I am fond of telling has to do with the four-year-old daughter of a pastor. After being put to … Read More