Hoo-rah for the Foundation Class

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While speaking last year to a group of campus ministry interns about foundations of the faith, I tried to emphasize not just important foundations but the importance of teaching foundations. Far from being the job of the least experience staff member, I (not so subtly) suggested that the best and most important gig in the [...]

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What’s So Great About Christmas?


I asked a non-Christian a few years back why he celebrated Christmas. He replied, “Christmas is great! I’m celebrating a good man who kicked off a good tradition.” At first I was annoyed with his answer but annoyance gave way to conviction. I realized that while this man had almost no understanding of Christ and [...]

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Roots and Foundations: Is Your Life Pulling to the Right?


Things rooted deeply in our hearts influence the way we perceive all other things — how we interpret relationships, circumstances, comments, other’s actions and intentions, as well as God’s purpose for our lives. If roots of bitterness, immorality, greed, pride, narcissism (self-centeredness), disappointment, or fear are embedded in us, then those roots will, in time, [...]

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