A Healthy Separation

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After a disappointing loss, legendary football coach Bear Bryant was asked if there was separation on his team. His answer was simple: “No, but there’s gonna be.” Separation can be healthy. Driving tests separate people qualified to drive from those who are not. Prisons separate criminals from law-abiding citizens, and hospitals separate the sick from the healthy. Yet, contemporary culture … Read More

What’s Driving Your Journey?

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The end of Exodus describes God’s instructions for crafting the tabernacle and its furniture. Certain men were set aside for the task according to the special skills God had given them. Each element of the tabernacle and its furnishings were created to exacting detail as prescribed by God. Without a doubt, the tabernacle –God’s tent of dwelling- was a sight … Read More

MJ, Discipleship & Missions -Part One

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You’ve seen the logo. No matter your age or interests, most likely you recognize the Michael “Air” Jordan logo. It is Nike’s goose that laid the golden egg. Created in 1985, it is officially known as the “Jumpman” logo. For years it exclusively branded a line of “Air Jordan” basketball shoes and apparel. Today, however, the logo touches everything for … Read More

No More Cheap Dates

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I started “real dating” in High School. By “real dating” I mean actually driving to the girl’s house, picking her up, paying for dinner and taking her home (usually by curfew). “Real dating” was far beyond the Jr. High “I’ll-meet-you-at-the-movie-with-all-our-friends-when-my-parents-drop-me-off” dating. I remember my first “real date.” I don’t mind telling you that I had to beg the girl to … Read More

Which Team Is God On?

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How many times have you caught yourself praying when your favorite team is down by two and has the ball with three seconds left? Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt it. When we get caught up in the excitement of the moment, we tend to forget that God has children who are fans of the other team as well! … Read More

Bad Worship

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Generally we don’t see the words “bad” and “worship” side-by-side. Most people assume that worship, in and of itself, is a God-honoring activity. However, worship is just like anything else we do: it can be good or it can be bad. The difference lies in the object of the worship and the motivation of the worshipper. For instance, in Isaiah … Read More

Long Song

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Have you ever caught yourself singing a song during a corporate worship service only to realize you have no idea what you are singing? I think we’ve all found ourselves “going through the motions” from time to time feeling as if we are in an everlasting musical trance. So can you imagine being a part of the St. Burchardi Church … Read More