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Jeffs Blog_11.14.17

We Are Sutherland Springs

Not long after the news broke, the questions rolled in to the church office: “Do we have a security detail?” “Do we have a concealed carry policy?” On and on they came. People wanted to know how we would respond—more specifically, what steps we would take to keep that from […]

Jeff's Blog_11.2.17

Get Off the Bus

When I was seven, my parents put me on a bus with sixth through twelfth graders on their way to Arizona on a mission trip. We had just moved from Phoenix, so I was catching a ride so I could meet up with some family friends and spend some time […]

Jeff's Blog_9.26

TAKE A KNEE

It seems to me we are too easily divided and incredibly naïve. I’m saddened when I see people I love and respect spew hate and derision towards others simply because they have failed to listen and are carried off by sound bites meant to coax toward a bias. The woman […]

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A Solitary Place

Jesus’ habit was to seek quietude—stillness, peacefulness, calmness—and He found it in solitary places. For me, a solitary place is not easily found these days. In recent weeks—with our house on the market and in somewhat of a transition and with my office in major post-fire transition—I have found it […]

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Freedom from Nationalism is True Freedom

In the light of day as the fireworks fade and the reverie of red, white, and blue are tucked back into the drawer and exchanged for workday wear, I am reflecting on all that “independence” and freedom mean. I have traveled the world and I love and appreciate the USA. […]

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The Problem with White Evangelicals

The problem with white evangelicals is that evangelicalism is not white. In fact, if you took the average evangelical, “she” would be brown and living in South America. In fact, evangelicalism is growing in China and in Africa, and by 2050 the average evangelical will be a black West African.  […]

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Jesus Wouldn’t Boycott Disney

Boycotting Disney again won’t change a thing! Beauty and the Beast is now portraying LeFou as “openly gay.” There are openly gay people around us all the time. One of my favorite restaurants has an openly gay waiter and according to the current logic, I guess I’m supposed to boycott […]

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The Bigger Story

The prime minister of Israel is in Washington this week and the stakes have never been higher.  Most Americans won’t know that Jews were removed from settlements in the West Bank last week, and the Knesset (Israel’s Senate) approved further settlements of the very same area. In response, the UK […]

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The President

We have a new President. This has happened numerous times over two centuries and yet it would be diminishing not to admit this presidency has our attention. I remember the fog of 9/11 and how the Bush presidency was forever changed. The same could be said of most of our […]

What are you wrestling with?

What are you wrestling with? Scripture is clear that there is something known as spiritual warfare, and yet how conscious are we of this battle each day? I recently spent several hours with a friend listening and helping him process through some troubling circumstances. That night I tossed and turned, […]