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It’s Not Me, It’s You (Part 2)

  Part 2 (Read Part 1 here) “It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” – John Wooden The language we use matters, especially when working with a team.  This is why I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me, It’s You (Part 1)

Part 1 (Read Part 2 here) “It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” – John Wooden I have recently been (re)reading “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.  Which, as an aside, in … Continue reading

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In Defense of the “Contemporary” Church

Since when did it become popular to critique the style and form of how some churches choose to worship?  The most recent trend has some writers taking cheap shots at what they are calling the “contemporary” church.  You know, the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

This morning I woke up with dirt underneath my fingernails.  Which is unusual, because I spend very little time with activities that would require me to get dirty.  As it turns out, it wasn’t from dirt, it was from last … Continue reading

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The Jordan River, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee

Today was a special day as we spent a lot of our time where Jesus spent a lot of his time: around the Sea of Galilee. It was also special in the sacramental sense. We took communion at Capernaum and … Continue reading

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Caesarea Philipi: the mouth of God

There is a pivotal conversation between Jesus and Peter in Matthew 16 that goes something like this: Jesus: who do people say that I am? Disciple 1: Ohhh a prophet or something like that. Disciple 2: Uhhh Elijah? Jesus: But … Continue reading

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Arrival in the Holy Land

We have arrived safe and sound in the Holy Land. Today we will be traveling to Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, and Meggido. Even though we have just landed, I can already feel the presence of God in this … Continue reading

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