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Quotes from RomansLast week I had the opportunity to continue working on my Master’s degree.  My Romans class was really good, but I jotted down some of my favorite quotes from the day-long seminar.  They might not all be original to Dr. Elliot, but they are all great reminders of how God uses the book of Romans.  Today I wanted to share them with you.  Continue Reading…

Sometimes You Should Just Shut-UpRecently I was reading a business book called “The Customer Rules.”  In the eighth chapter the author devotes a good amount of time explaining how to dress and how to act, but then a single sentence at the end of the chapter caught my attention.

“Professionals pay attention to what comes out of their mouth.”   – Lee Cockerell

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Does God Mind Bad Theology?I’m a pastor so I’ve heard more than my fair share of bad theology.  Anyone who works at a church can attest to this fact.  Pastors hear lots of bad theology, we even get accused on bad theology on occasion.  But last week I overheard some bad theology, and began to wonder if God minds it, or if he can use it. Continue Reading…

How to Mature as a ChristianHow can you tell a mature Christ follower from an immature one? 

That’s the question that churches have been asking for centuries.  Answers have varied from where they worship, what they think about the pope, or if they dance.  Fairly inconsistent to be honest.  We’ve valued different things at different times.  In the last century I think the evaluation has become “How well do I know the Bible.”  We’ve been taught that if someone is following Jesus closely they will read their Bible daily, memorize large chunks of Scripture, and probably have a Bible that’s well marked, diagramed, and highlighted.  But there’s a problem.

What about their actions?

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I'm not a Parent yet, butI’m not a parent yet, but someday I would like to be.  Over the last few years of marriage, my wife and I have noticed when parents do something awesome and verbally tell each other, “we need to make sure we’re like that.”  Last night I had the chance of having another one of those moments while out serving alongside some awesome people from my church. Continue Reading…