Tag Archives: discipleship

Does God Answer?

God rarely tells me what he’s doing. But he’s always more than willing to show me what he wants me to do. Some years back I landed an invitation-only position in a CBS workshop for up-and-coming comedy writers. Was I … Continue reading

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Observe the Truth

I once studied Shakespeare with the renowned British actor Brewster Mason. Each time I would act out the Bard’s words, Brewster would interrupt me and say, “No, no, no, observe the meter, observe the meter!” It wasn’t until years later … Continue reading

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Be the Tree!

The incident below occurred years ago when Cleveland’s rep was at an all-time low. More recently, my wife and I spent a wonderful weekend there, strolling the art deco boulevards, eating great meals, and exploring the inimitable Rock & Roll … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Hear God’s Voice

Originally posted on The Church Revolution:
Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of audibly hearing the sound of God’s voice with our own two ears. I mean, that would just be awesome! I feel like my life would be so…

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Christmas Forever!

Most westerners think of the Christmas season as the period between late November and December 25th. But technically that was Advent. The season of Christmas begins on December 25th. Does it matter? Yes. The reason is in the words themselves: … Continue reading

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Bored in Heaven?

Are there too many ‘Christians’ in the world, and not enough disciples?  In his book The Divine Conspiracy, renowned philosopher-theologian Dallas Willard puts it this way: “It might prove helpful to think occasionally of how, exactly, I would be glad … Continue reading

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