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Thursday’s Word: weekly study led by Casey Dunn

November 30, 2011 by


I am excited to announce that we are adding a new feature to our blog.  We will have a section titled “Thursday’s Word.” Casey Dunn will be taking us verse by verse through John 15, the vine and the branches.  The series is titled “The Vine Chronicles.” We hope you can join us each week […]

Pepper It

November 29, 2011 by


Through the years, I have led and participated in hundreds of small group discussions that have followed a similar pattern: The group reads a passage of scripture, and then participants in the group take turns making observations about the passage, aided by questions that the leader has prepared ahead of time.  This standard format has […]

“Sin makes you stupid”

November 22, 2011 by


I had a conversation with a friend of mine last week in which we were talking about the besetting sins of a couple of people dear to each of us.  I was noting that it’s remarkable that when people are immersed in sinful behavior we can seemingly have so little awareness of the fact that […]


November 15, 2011 by


“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 Obedience is often under-rated. I read so much more than I apply. I hear more speakers than I fully digest. I am so much more connected via the internet than I am integrated through my actions. I am […]

Developing your leadership

November 10, 2011 by


Oswald Sanders’ book, “Spiritual Leadership”, is a classic and one that you really should have on your bookshelf.  Following is a checklist of characteristics that come from that book, and they are immensely practical.  Whenever I consider this list, I am really convicted of a dozen things that I could improve in my leadership ability.  […]

We All Lead All The Time

November 2, 2011 by


In 1967, J.Oswald Sanders wrote that “Leadership is influence…”1, and, since that time, many authors and speakers have expanded on his thoughts. The idea is simple, and when applied helps us to quickly evaluate our effectiveness as leaders. Look around and ask the question, “Who is following me?” The answer to the question does not […]