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Is God Anti-Gay? (The Same-Sex Attraction Mission Field)

Last week I had the opportunity to read a book called “Is God Anti-Gay” written by Sam Allberry, a Christian in England who came to Christ from a homosexual background.  His work was very interesting because it helped me understand the mindset of those who struggle with same-sex attraction, and…

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Confessions of an Oversharer

In early 2013 I became part of a mentoring program that meets with High School Seniors once a week and helps prepare them for College.  This has become my most rewarding (and challenging) ministry because it teaches me many lessons about helping others grow. One of the most important is…

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When Volunteering Becomes Discipleship

Is a Believer who ministers to the physical and emotional needs of others reaching the unsaved for Christ? I asked myself that last Thursday while filling out an application for a summer ministry opportunity.  I had to smile after coming to the question that asked, “Are you currently volunteering in…

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Why Eve Ate the Fruit (Genesis 3:6)

Picture purchased from dollar photo club Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave…

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A Deeper Answer to Loneliness

A student I mentor is one of those ultra outgoing and friendly types who lights up a room when he walks in, giving everyone a big smile and handshake (or a hug if you’ll take it). But at the same time he’s desperately lonely Oh people who call him their…

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Why It’s Cool to Be a Bookworm

I’ve always loved reading books.  As a child I would greatly prefer a good book (preferably epic fiction like Lord of the Rings, or Chronicles of Narnia) to spending time with kids my age…many hours were spent storming imaginary fields of battle, or rescuing fair maidens. Back then my love…

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How To Deal With a Worst Case Scenario

As an over worrier I have lots of experience envisioning the worst case scenario for a situation and creating a plan to deal with it. What to do if your completely rejected at the prom didn’t really came to mind recently (for obvious reasons), so when one of my students…

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How We Know There Are Still Good Samaritans

Last Sunday I was able to run in the inaugural Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Raleigh NC.  The race itself had a challenging course that included lots of hills, which combined with the heat and humidity meant lots of people were either walking or jogging  slowly towards the end…

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Why Singleness is a Gift From God

Last week I was able to attend a Bible Conference in Louisville KY with my father and brother (something we haven’t done in a very long time). Many of the speakers challenged me to share the Gospel with the unsvaed, but God used one statement in a three-hour pre-conference conducted…

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My Apology to the Nation of Australia

Originally Published May 25, 2012 Dear People of Australia, A few months ago I wrote a blog post discussing how Australians like to test individuals character before accepting them as friends.  It has come to my attention that this post may have caused people to believe that Aussies enjoy giving people…