Replying Like Jesus

Do you get defensive when someone challenges you? Do you respond with a counter-attack when someone expresses hurt or opposition? Rarely did Jesus get caught up in the anxiety of the people who confronted Him. When challenged, He redirected the conversation to where it needed to go. Was it lawful

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“Cactus Communities”

I call them “cactus communities.” Let me explain. A cactus has life and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. But a cactus is also highly guarded and difficult to open. So also are many rural and small town communities. On the one hand there is a lot of life there

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To Build, or Not to Build?

Recently, a colleague of mine asked me for some advice that might help the chairman of a church building committee convince fellow members of the congregation that such a significant expenditure of money was, indeed, necessary. Here’s a part of my response: In my experience, the most compelling thing to

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The Welcome of the Forgiven

Earlier this month the Texas District Board of Mission Administration visited the Haven for Hope in San Antonio. The Haven for Hope is the largest homeless shelter in the nation and serves as a key ministry venue for Rev. Dr. Ely Prieto and a team of able volunteers from LINC

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