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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Faux Co

This past Saturday, our Fusion High School ministry hosted their second annual Faux Co. Last year a group of students asked if Fusion could host an event that would be an alternative to high school’s homecoming. This was an opportunity for us to create a platform for student leadership. A team of high schoolers came […]

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Serving in the Bahamas

Two Living Word attendees, Jay Englar and Bob Sears, had the pleasure to recently serve those in need in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Both Jay and Bob are chaplains with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). During their 8-day trip, they were part of a group of six chaplains from BGEA who were there […]

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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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Aiding Refugees in Northern Iraq

This week, Turkey began an invasion of a Kurdish-controlled region in Northern Syria. For some time, Living Word has been supporting a very good work among the Kurds in Sulaymaniyah, in Northern Iraq. For several years a ministry to women, children, and their families has been growing. We have supported two Family Centers that are […]

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