The Power of the 4 Es

I would not be where I am today if others hadn’t been practicing the 4 Es in my life. Allow me to share a personal story of the effectiveness of engaging, equipping, empowering, and encouraging.  Because of others speaking life into me, I have had opportunity to serve in various forms of leadership and ministry … Continue reading "The Power of the 4 Es" Read the article

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Loving the Trinity

The Trinity is more than doctrine, it is relationship. I am purposely capitalizing Trinity throughout this article to make a point. I love learning about the doctrine of the Trinity, and as June 4 is Trinity Sunday, I was inspired to write on this topic. I’ve been blessed to read books by some great theologians … Continue reading "Loving the Trinity" Read the article

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The Ascension and You

As Jesus approached the cross, he prayed, “So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.” (John 17:5 NRSV) The ascension of Jesus signaled the successful end of his earthly ministry, the return of his heavenly glory, his exaltation by the Father, … Continue reading "The Ascension and You" Read the article

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Resurrection Blessings

“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes,” said English actor and dramatist, Christopher Bullock in 1716. We can be even more sure of the resurrection. In 1789, Ben Franklin changed Bullock’s statement a bit and said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Theologically, Ben Franklin’s quote is … Continue reading "Resurrection Blessings" Read the article

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Whose Acts?

Faith, hope and love keep our focus where it should be – on Jesus. By Bob Regazzoli, Pastor, Australia Editor’s note: When I was a pastor, I was intrigued with the words “inward, upward, and outward” to describe our calling and mission. Others used “belong, believe, become,” to help their congregation understand their mission and … Continue reading "Whose Acts?" Read the article

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A Season of Preparing Ourselves for Easter

Incarnational trinitarian theology encourages us to take a new look at the 40-day season of Easter Preparation – what many call Lent. “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” These are the words many priests and pastors will say on Wednesday, February 22, as they use ash to draw a cross on … Continue reading "A Season of Preparing Ourselves for Easter" Read the article

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Epiphany: Bringing Things to Light

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2) I enjoy visiting caverns and being amazed at these immense carved out underground spaces. I’m amazed at the stalagmites, stalactites, channels, and underground pools. What always fascinates me during a cave … Continue reading "Epiphany: Bringing Things to Light" Read the article

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The Incarnation and Me … and You

Christmas is referred to as the season of joy, hope, peace, and love, and it is all that, but it’s also more. The incarnation is the fulfillment of God’s covenant promise. In most Bible translations, the apostle John starts his Gospel with the words, “In the beginning…” This is where we must start when we … Continue reading "The Incarnation and Me … and You" Read the article

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Growing from Shadows to Reality

It is our privilege to move from the shadows to participate in the reality of what the actions of Jesus mean in our life. By Glen A Weber, Regional Support Team, Central U.S. Ten days after Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the church. For the next two (plus) decades, the church … Continue reading "Growing from Shadows to Reality" Read the article

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The Blessing of Being Teachable

One of the greatest characteristics of a leader is to have a teachable spirit. Full disclosure: I love to be right, and I love to have the answers for people. No surprise to anyone: I am often wrong and am sometimes too quick with an answer. This is why I continually pray for a teachable … Continue reading "The Blessing of Being Teachable" Read the article

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