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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Changing the World from Central Pennslyvania

There is a small borough 30 miles west of dead-center Pennsylvania. It is called Philipsburg and it was settled in 1797 and encorporated as an borough in 1864. South Carolina and the rest of the confederecy had seceeded from these United States. Abraham Lincoln was ending his first term and working for his reelection as … More Changing the World from Central Pennslyvania

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A Prayer of Lament When One Man Knelt on Another Man’s Neck

Read Psalm 80 An offering to The Poetry Project A Prayer of Lament When One Man Knelt on Another Man’s Neck Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,Hear the prayer of the Israel of God.You who lead the Church like a flock.You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.Before our eyesstir up Your might and come to save … More A Prayer of Lament When One Man Knelt on Another Man’s Neck

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How to Start Church

On Tuesday I was involved in some on-line mentor training led by Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI). All of the presenters were friends of mine and they did a fantastic job of sharpening our focus on how to mentor the church planters with whom we are working. And like any good mentor, each of them … More How to Start Church

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