What Will Heaven Be Like?

Ahh … good question. A question that is quite a bit above my theological pay grade to answer, and above most people’s pay grades to answer. That doesn’t mean people haven’t tried. From time to time you hear about someone who died and went to heaven and had a tour of heaven and then they […]

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No Ordinary People

There are no ordinary people. You are not ordinary. You have never met, nor will you ever meet, an ordinary person. We have said this over and over at Living Word. We didn’t think it up, C.S. Lewis did. It is just one of dozens of brilliant and beautiful thoughts from Lewis that we pass […]

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A New Kind of Evangelical

Early in my Christian journey, and early in my preparation for working in the church and mission, I read two books that helped me understand what kind of evangelical I would be. The first was The Young Evangelicals by Richard Quebedeaux. Then some years later came The Younger Evangelicals by Robert Webber. I connected and […]

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Group Identities and Labels

Labels. A label is a designation or description that specifies and clarifies a group to which one belongs. We can’t do without labels, but we must be exceedingly careful in how we use labels. Before I go any further, I’ll tell you where I am headed with this idea. While we have been focusing mainly […]

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Filling Your Bucket List

There are many websites devoted to what a Christian-themed bucket list might include. Here are a few links to explore. I will say that from my vantage point, many of these reflect a Christian sub-culture that is pretty different from how we pursue and follow Jesus at Living Word. So, there are many suggestions I […]

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15 Years of Your Life!

There were several items that really generated response from people in the Sunday message. One of them was the chart below. I pointed out that we are a culture that has as its two main mottos: Just Buy It and Just Watch It. We no longer Just Do It. We no longer seize the day with […]

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The Tree of Forty Fruits

A friend sent me a remarkable article and video about The Tree of Forty Fruits. It is about 5 minutes long. I cold not help but see this as a parable/metaphor for what God is doing in the church. God is grafting onto our church wonderful, diverse fruit. And the diversity makes for a more […]

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The Coming War on the Family

I don’t like to exaggerate. I don’t like to blow things out of proportion. I am not a conspiracy theorist. But I am not going to stick my head in the sand like an ostrich and pretend that things are headed in the right direction when they are not. Here is the link to a […]

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