1918 Lessons for 2021

On the eve of the inauguration of our new president, a reflection: The First World War had not gone well for the Allies. Faced with unpreparedness for war, general incompetence, flawed strategies and both political and military infighting, the carnage and waste of human lives was revolting and depressing. One thing had gone well. The … More 1918 Lessons for 2021

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Where are the Shepherds?

I am reading a fascinating devotional book, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks: Forty Daily Reflections on Biblical Leadership Haddon Robinson, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary says in the Forward to the book, that Professor Laniak applies what he has learned to the tasks of being a shepherd in the church and “raises our job … More Where are the Shepherds?

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A President’s Prayer

The Bible was opened to 2 Chronicles and the President-elect placed his hand on the passage in chapter 7. Then something extraordinary happened. The President-elect turned to the congregation at a special service at the National Presbyterian Church held on inauguration day and said: “My friends, before I begin the expression of those thoughts I … More A President’s Prayer

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Prayer Walking has Little Biblical Warrant

Musing on a Thursday Morning  Nothing lasting happens for the advancement of God’s Kingdom without prayer. That is why my soon-to-be-Doctor Ben Long, my best friend and church planting partner is organizing a series of prayer walks for our growing band of Christ-followers. We will be walking around strategic buildings in our community, praying for … More Prayer Walking has Little Biblical Warrant

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Mentor Groups

If you have friends or family working to start new churches and they need a mentor, send them this link. We have worked with twenty different denominations and helped hundreds of church planters hone their vision and be encouraged in the work of expanding God’s kingdom and would love to help them.

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When We Were Young

Yes, that’s my bride and two of our oldest, and yes, I know she is beautiful inside and out. When we were young and had children underfoot, life was complicated and wonderful. We miss our kids. Everyday. The call of God has taken us 14 hours drive away from two, and 6 hours from another, and … More When We Were Young

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