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Do You Have Problems?

Do You Have Problems?

Do you have problems? I do. I have lots.

The more I pray, the more I realize I hardly pray at all.

The more...

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Hung Up On Hypocrisy

Hung Up On Hypocrisy

Ask someone to define hypocrisy, and you may hear “say one thing and do another” or “contradict oneself.” For me, these definitions merely explain...

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He Emptied Himself

He Emptied Himself

Our culture leads us to believe that good things follow those who do good. We operate within a quasi-karma understanding that forms a basis...

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The Joy in the Journey

The Joy in the Journey

Jesus has taken me on a journey. It began when I was 16 underneath a sprawling oak tree after a Charlotte Christian soccer practice....

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An Influence from Others

An Influence from Others

Today I want to expand upon an excerpt from Tim Keller’s book King’s Cross. Yes, I confess that Keller’s writing often serves as my...

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True Freedom

True Freedom

“If you have to run away from something that used to be an idol, you’re actually still enslaved to it. You shouldn’t just be...

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We are a Living Sacrifice

We are a Living Sacrifice

At some point in our life, we will come to the end of ourselves. We will run out of energy, strength, will, and desire....

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This is the Way

This is the Way

This is part three of three in a series on Isaiah 30. Click to read Part One and Part Two.

“Therefore the Lord waits to...

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How Will I Be Saved?

How Will I Be Saved?

This is part two of three in a series on Isaiah 30.

“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning...

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Do Not Go Down to Egypt [Part 1]

Do Not Go Down to Egypt [Part 1]

This is part one of three in a series on Isaiah 30.

Before I write anything at all, I must admit that I am...

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