Category Archives: Church of God

A Better Way

Yesterday I had the chance to talk before and after services with the gentleman who gave the sermon, who happens to be a friend of mine and occasional host of friendly dinners.  The subject matter of his message was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living The Spirit-Formed Life

Living The Spirit-Formed Life:  Growing In The 10 Principles Of Spirit-Filled Discipleship, by Jack W. Hayward [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who views Hellenistic Christianity … Continue reading

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The Two Tests Of Godly Prophets

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God Portland, Oregon congregation on September 2, 2017.] When I was a student at the Ambassador Bible Center some time ago, one of my instructors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leading KidMin

Leading KidMin:  How To Drive Real Change In Children’s Ministry, by Pat Cimo & Matt Markins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discerning Your Call To Ministry

Discerning Your Call To Ministry:  How To Know For Sure And What To Do About It, by Jason Allen [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divine Progression Of Grace

Divine Progression Of Grace, by Bob Santos [Note:  This book was provided without charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I reviewed the previous book that I had read by this author [1], I had … Continue reading

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Having Many Things To Write To You, I Did Not Wish To Do So With Paper And Ink

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the annual campout for the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on August 26, 2017.] Some of you here have met my mother.  I grew … Continue reading

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Things Observed Among An Overscheduled Life

I was reminded yesterday yet again, if such a reminder was necessary, that like most people I have an over-scheduled life.  Yet as hectic as that existence sometimes is, I still find a great deal of enjoyment and insight in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Treasure Principle

The Treasure Principle:  Unlocking The Secrets Of Joyful Giving, by Randy Alcorn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Multnomah Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The subject of tithing and giving among Christians … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dispensationalism And The History Of Redemption

Dispensationalism And The History Of Redemption:  A Developing And Diverse Tradition, edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must … Continue reading

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