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Confederate Statues and Taking Sides

There is a fierce battle raging in our country. The events in Charlottesville and the backlash that followed have sprouted bitter fruit from a crippled seed planted long ago. At a quick glance, the conversation is about Confederate statues, racism, and taking sides. Like a schoolyard fight, we line up on one side holding fast to our stereotypes, anger, and hatred for those across from us. But is that really the issue? In a moment of clarity, I feel like God […]

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A Mom of Four and Her Road to Recovery

My wife, Liz, is an amazing mom to our four children. We’ve walked through a challenging season with her health that has proven to be both humbling and empowering. As you read her story, we hope it will be both humbling and empowering for you as well. In the fall of 2011, I gave birth to identical twins boys. Despite being born six-weeks early, each weighed six pounds. I knew that pregnancy had done a number on my body, but […]

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It Took Cancer for the Story of Easter to Become More than Just a Story

Classic hymns like The Old Rugged Cross take me back to childhood memories of church, where the organ music echoed throughout the sanctuary and bounced off of the stained-glass windows. I remember being in awe of the majesty and reverence of God back then, but years of hearing the story over and over and seeing the imperfections of religion had a deadening effect on my spirit. As I grew older, ambition and success replaced any subtle notion of God’s love. Sure, I believed. […]

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Back to the ’90s

In the 1980s we fell in love with Marty McFly, time travel, and DeLoreans. Thanks to Stephen Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, and a host of others, Back to the Future was one of the most iconic movies of the decade and one of the best-selling trilogy series of all-time. I was born in the ’80s, but the decade following would be the decade of my generation. Wedged between the end of Generation X and the beginning of Generation Y were, the Nineties. I recently caught […]

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I Don’t Usually Read the Bible, But When I Do…

In 2006 Mexico-based brewer, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery, hired marketing firm Havas Worldwide to create a campaign for their brand Dos Equis. What followed shows the response of popular culture to creative advertising. The created persona has sparked a marketing whirlwind and internet sensation: The Most Interesting Man in the World When describing the campaign’s purpose and the creation of their character, the firm said, “He is a man rich in stories and experiences, much the way the audience hopes to be […]

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Questions for Daddy: Sharing the Gospel With Your Children

The conversation started with frustration as MJ, my three-year old, complained, “Why can’t Mommy put me to bed?” “Because buddy, she’s downstairs resting.” “But I don’t want you to put me down Daddy!”  His 3-year-old temper was on the verge of a meltdown. My reply was probably a little harsh. “Well buddy, there are some little boys that don’t have a daddy, so we need to be thankful that we can spend some time together before we go to sleep.” […]

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