Monthly Archives: December 2013

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Teen Guys

With New Year’s Day just around the corner, here are a few resolutions for teen guys to consider making. I will stop playing video games / surfing the internet until the wee hours of the night…then skipping school or church the next day because I’m “sick”. I will commit to reading my Bible (even if […]

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Jesus Brings People Together

Isn’t it weird how, when something is on your mind a lot, the topic seems to come up more than usual? Maybe it’s just that we are more aware of it; I’m not really sure why it seems to happen that way. But it has been happening to me quite a bit recently. The thing […]

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Thinking of Home Like a Foreign Mission Field

In North America, we are fond of sending missionaries overseas. Nothing gets a church fired up like sending people on short or long-term mission trips. But anyone who has participated in cross-cultural missions knows that it is not easy. There is a lot of preparation that makes missionary work successful. Learning a new language, studying […]

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The Battle Against Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue, according to Wikipedia, was first recognized as a medical condition in the 1950’s. It is essentially the gradual lessening of compassion a person has towards those in need. It happens most often in people who are professional caregivers in some sense: doctors, nurses, first responders, counsellors, and even ministry leaders. The way compassion […]

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Mark Driscoll and Pastoral Plagiarism

Jeremiah 23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who steal my words from one another. Mark Driscoll is making controversial headlines…again. This time, the accusations against the Seattle-area pastor are new: charges of plagiarism. There are a number of news articles covering the story as it unfolds, but in case you […]

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Proclaim AND Serve

2 Corinthians 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. When it comes to evangelism, Christians tend to gravitate in one of two directions. The first is to live by the saying “preach the gospel always and if necessary, use words”. This […]

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