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Incarnation the “greatest of all”?

Tweet We skip over a lot of material when we go from creation to incarnation. Suffice it to say that the pre-existent Creator, the 2nd Person of the Trinity, by whom and for whom all things were created, and in … Continue reading

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Gospel Distinction #2–Creation

Tweet Living in the city of San Francisco has alerted my heart to something: not everyone believes in God. That people are able, willing, even desirous of creating their own gods is clear. While “spirituality” is a value, pluralism or, … Continue reading

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Gospel Distinction…

Tweet Christmastime, and the incarnation of Christ, has prompted my thinking on the gospel. I’ve decided that the truly distinct nature of our message, in contrast to all man-made religious systems, sets itself apart only when viewed in its fulness: … Continue reading

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The Honor of Pastoral Ministry

Tweet Perhaps you hear it often. Most likely not. It is a good thing you have chosen to do brothers. After pastoring local churches for 28 years, I began my ministry of “pastoring pastors.” Some of you have allowed me … Continue reading

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Grateful for What Can Not be Taken Away

Tweet It’s Thanksgiving week, and one might consider the fact that Christian leaders all over America are encouraging people to give thanks; count blessings; take no thing for granted. Instead, I’m going to share what has become the most gratitude-provoking-revolutionary-practice … Continue reading

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Loving Before Winning

Tweet Many of us enjoyed the Fall DLD last Saturday in Walnut Creek. I am grateful for all the work and generosity so beautifully demonstrated! Of the many insights I gleaned from this day, one stood out as it rolled … Continue reading

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WD4?

Tweet I had a brother, a colleague, mention something that took me back. I suppose its because it is a rare thought in our circles. Especially in an organization with the word central to its mission and vision. It’s almost … Continue reading

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Denominations…

Tweet I made the statement, recently, that perhaps what denominations¬†(if not all, then perhaps ours)¬†have to offer , is relationship. It is an age when specialty, creativity, and connectedness abound in a combination of accessibility, and pragmatism that makes it … Continue reading

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Broken Bridges

Tweet Peter told us we are “…a royal priesthood.” The Latin for “priest” is the same word (pontus) used for “bridge.” It occurred to me, during the construction of the new Oakland Bay Bridge, with the old and the new, … Continue reading

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