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Information is everywhere. In fact, I have read that one weekday edition of today’s New York Times contains more information than the average person in seventeenth-century England was likely to come across in an entire lifetime. That’s not to mention what is available through one single Google search. Can you say “information overload?” I’m sure John felt a similar overload … Read More

The Cost of Disciple-Making

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, The Cost of Discipleship is a classic. It powerfully describes Christ’s call for men to “come and die” in order to be His disciple. In as many times as I have discussed that book with friends, I’ve never thought about an equally important concept –until now. Since a true disciple of Christ will become a disciple-maker of … Read More

Taking the Lead at the Table

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Whenever you go out to eat with a group of people, do you ever take note of what prompts everyone to stand up from the table to leave? There are several interesting cues from body language that can trigger everyone to stand up. For instance, when the conversation comes to a natural pause, if someone will put down their napkin … Read More

Be Sure to Remember

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At one point in my life I had way too many speeding tickets on my record. I knew that I had to change my ways. So I put a small note on my dashboard that said, “Whoa down, Turbo!” Believe it or not, it worked. Turns out I just needed a little reminder to keep my speed under control. I … Read More

The Last Straw…

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I would like to applaud McDonalds and Sonic for standing strong in the face of a modern fast-food tragedy. Although some of their peers (ie. Taco Bell) have given in, they have resisted the pressure to compromise on what makes them great: big, thick straws. You know, the kind that don’t break when you are trying to take the paper … Read More

Teach to Learn

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In the mid-1960’s a research team worked with New York City schools to study improved methods for teaching children to read. During one part of their study, the researchers matched low-proficiency readers with older students in the school district. The older students were asked to tutor the younger students in reading for five-months. All of the students were tested for … Read More

What the Televangelists Won’t Tell You

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I admit it. I believe in a health and wealth gospel. But not the kind you see on TV. We are all familiar with preachers and televangelists who manipulate their followers into “planting a seed of faith” in order to reap a harvest of wealth in this life. Of course the “seed of faith” is always in the form of … Read More

Holy Voicemail!

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“Dude, you’ve got to hear this!” My friend was holding out his phone and laughing hysterically. “What is it?” I asked. “A voice mail from your mom.”(I totally didn’t see that coming) So, I took the phone and listened. I don’t remember the details of her message, but I’ll never forget the way she finished the call. It went something … Read More

Save Your Jet Fuel

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I’ve had this crazy idea since Jr. High. If you could take off in a rocket going faster than the speed of light while carrying a telescope with unlimited magnification, I think you could replay the past. Theoretically, the reflections of light from all of history are still traveling through space. Which means, if you could travel faster than light … Read More

Fluency in the Christian Life

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“No comprende.” My friend tried again, but was met by the same response. “No comprende.” I looked at my friend’s face. He has taken three years of high school Spanish and one year of college Spanish. Yet, nobody in Nicaragua could understand him. I think what frustrated my friend most was when the Nicaraguans understood my English better than his … Read More