A Prayer for the Nation

Our gracious and loving God, In just a few days, our nation will celebrate its 242nd birthday. There will be parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. Hopefully we will spend time remembering where we have come from, but also looking ahead to who you want us to become as a nation....

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When Ministry Gets Dicey

Sometimes I wish ministry was easy. Sometimes I wish it only involved visiting the sick, preaching upbeat sermons that encouraged people, writing letters of recommendation for members who are trying to get into a school or a new job, and taking care of a few administrative matters. That’s how I...

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The Power of Love

The other night, my wife and I watched a movie released last year. It was entitled, Patriots Day. When it comes to movies that’s often the way it works for us. We see them about a year after everyone else. Anyway, it is a graphic depiction of the events leading...

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