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Facebook Rejects “Love Your Enemy” Ads as Dating

Even though it is frustrating, this was also a funny thing that happened as I have been developing the Come Follow Me sites. Yesterday, I developed an advertisement for Facebook based on Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 5:43-48 to love your enemies. Facebook rejected the ads on the grounds of their dating policy. HA! When I […]

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Holy Ambition

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NoPlaceLeft Summit 2020 – Established Churches in the Work

I appreciated the stories and background from these pastors talking about how their churches started down the path of working toward a NoPlaceLeft vision. Here is a quick Table of Contents for the video: Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Don Waybright – 00:25 Ross Ramsey – 7:44 Brian King – 16:35 JT Timblin – 23:30 What’s […]

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Catalyzing Movement

Finding Movement Leaders

One of my fellow workers recently sent me this podcast. I encourage you to give it a listen, especially if your aim, like ours, is to catalyze discipleship and church planting movements. For reference, if you would like to follow the show, check it out here. I wanted to work through what I heard as […]

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Holy Spirit

Am I filled with the Holy Spirit? pt. 2

One immediate question that we need to ask ourselves as we think about whether we have received the Holy Spirit is what we must do to receive him. As I mentioned back in the first post in this series, I don’t believe that there are recipes – first I do this, and then he does […]

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God is about to do something great

The title of this post is a refrain that I have heard throughout my life in the church. I’ve heard this regularly from pastors, from people who are explaining what they believe is a prophecy from God, or just from someone who is telling us what they think God is doing within us or around […]

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Holy Spirit

Am I filled with the Holy Spirit? pt. 1

This is the first of what will probably be a few posts touching on this topic. Like all things that I post to my blog, this is the result of study that I am doing, so feel free to let me know where you think I’ve gone wrong and we can think about it together! […]

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The Spread of Coronavirus in Italy

Found this time-lapse visualization today over at La Repubblica, showing the spread of the coronavirus over time in Italy. It is terrible how the virus has ravaged Italy, but we are thankful that there has been less of an effect here in Sicily.

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Redeemed

This scene is from a video series that was recently released called The Chosen. It is a dramatization that pulls together the writer’s ideas about certain Biblical characters and gives extra, non-Biblical storyline in an attempt to provide context for the time that Jesus begins his ministry. If you’re interested in seeing more, I recommend […]

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Catalyzing Movement

Understanding My Role

In my opinion, one of the most challenging parts of starting new work is to understand how to align your day-to-day work with the goal that you are trying to achieve. You know that you want to see a certain outcome, but finding the right path toward that goal can be pretty difficult when you […]