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I Hope So...

What does that mean?

We’ve all said these three little words before, but have you ever paused to unpack them? What is actually being communicated by the phrase, “I hope so”? 449 more words

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Solomon v. Jesus

One of the cool threads that connects the Old Testament and the New Testament, and reveals the unity of Scripture, is a little thing we call  339 more words

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Planning: Tactical, Not Just Strategic

I used to be a registered investment advisor representative. That meant, among other things, that I could charge people money for my investment advice. With the volatility of the market I never felt overly comfortable giving such advice. 352 more words

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Pastors, Stop Calling Your Wives Hot

My tipping point came in the fall of 2013. I was sitting in a youth conference with 600+ youth pastors and screaming teenagers. The hip speaker took the stage with his ultra skinny jeans and 80’s thick-rimmed glasses. 491 more words

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From Death to New Life

Today is Easter Sunday, and close to 20 people are getting baptized at LifePoint Church in a few hours. Why are they doing this? What does it mean when people get baptized? 397 more words

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Godless and Unhappy

Last week I blogged on the Wall Street Journal article that ranked the Portland Metro area as the most “godless city in America.” I also talked about this in my sermon on Sunday, and the response from LifePoint was as expected. 282 more words

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Loving Jesus In the Most Godless City in America

The Wall Street Journal released an article today on the “most godless city in America,” and we got it. The Portland Metro area, over 2.3 million strong, which includes the county that… 466 more words

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