Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Today is another guest post from a friend, Dave McCarty. His take on the upside-down, counter-intuitive feel of the gospel is slowly making its way into my heart. Maybe it will find its way into yours, too. To meet me, you would think… I’m a strong, confident, competent, cool, caring, together man.  You would be […]

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The Freedom of Loosing Our Idols

In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, the second-round draft choice for the Oakland A’s, was on the verge of playing in the Major Leagues. But Desme left behind a sizable baseball contract to embrace a life of simplicity in […]

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I Am Not the Christ

In the opening chapter of John’s Gospel, he introduces two individuals: Jesus and (another) John, Jesus’ cousin (the one known for baptizing). John the Baptizer grew quite famous as a preacher in those days, and I suppose it could have gone to his head. He could have begun to think that he was important. Indispensable. […]

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Are You Ready to Admit This?

“What will people think?” Are you ready to admit that this question drives most of what you do and how you live? What will they think about what I wear? What will they think about what I say? What will they think about what I post? What will they think if I don’t say, Yes? […]

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My Dream for 2014

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is […]

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My Chains are Gone!

This Sunday as we look at Acts 12:1-19 we are going to see something that I think will be super-encouraging for all of us as we deal with God’s power to break even the strongest chains of the things that bind and imprison our hearts, whether fears, insecurities, resentments, regrets or addictions. What if this […]

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The Freedom to Fail

Each month I attend the North Georgia New Church Network, a group of church planters and church planting coaches who meet to consult with, pray for and equip each other as missionaries to our small part of the world. During our prayer time at our last meeting, we were challenged to confess a particular fear […]

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