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Three Teachers and a Pastor's Wife: My Journey with Understanding Same-Sex Attraction (Part Three)

In December 2015 I took some pictures of my son-in-law's family. None of us knew it would be the last pictures taken of his father Ray, who died days later. Ray's life impacted many, including mine. (I love this picture below of Ray holding our grandson Silas, surrounded by his grandparents on his first birthday.) As I dressed for the funeral, I didn't consider that it wou...

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Three Teachers and a Pastor's Wife: My Journey with Understanding Same-Sex Attraction (Part Two)

My last post introduced you to two people in my life when it comes to understanding and loving those who experience same-sex attraction (SSA). God used Mom and David to prepare me for things I couldn't have anticipated experiencing in the years after they became shaping influences in my life. The day when I saw next to Kirk at the wedding reception I knew what was importa...

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Three Teachers and a Pastor's Wife: My Journey with Understanding Same Sex Attraction (Part One)

In March of 2014 I found myself sitting at a wedding reception of some dear friends. Assigned seating had placed me next to a man who appeared to be about my age. Next to him was a man older than me by about 10 years. The man next to me and I made quick introductions. He knew the guy to my right was the pastor who had just officiated the ceremony, which made me a pastor's...

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Being a "First-Responder" Christian

Sheree Phillips explains what it means to be a "First-Responder" Christian, and why it should be a goal of all of ours. ...

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And Soon the Light Shall Come

Yesterday was All Hallows' Eve. Today is All Saints Day. But soon comes Advent. ...

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Boring Obedience

Sheree Phillips on how being faithful and obedience can seem boring or ordinary ...

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The Importance of Faith

Dave Pearce contributes a post about the importance of practical, active faith in God....

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When Music Led to Crime: My Neighbor's Story

Janelle Garrett tells the story of one of her neighbors, and what it can teach us about music, discernment and the heart...

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Being Needy Qualifies Me to Be Needed

Cory ran onto the court beaming from ear to ear. It was his moment. He knew he was the least valuable player but his team was up by a lot and it didn't seem he minded only going in when his mistakes wouldn't result in a a loss. He was more interested in winning than in playing, because even though he hadn't scored a single point all season the guys still welcomed him into ...

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TGC15 and a Controversial Day About Justice

The Gospel Coalition just finished their national conference; one of the days focused on the issue of justice. Here's what one of our church members recaps the day. ...

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