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The Gathering of the Tribe 1.3

We had breakfast with some friends at the hotel, and then made our way to the church for the last day of our conference. John & Marie Barnett, along with Steve Jones led us in worship. After some announcements Dave … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Tribe Version 1.2

We collapsed in our room after the first full day, overflowing with gratitude for being a part of such a wonderful group of Christ-followers. This group can laugh at itself, and just as quickly move into praying for the sick, … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Vineyard Tribe Version 1.1

On Tuesday we gathered for worship in the morning. Crispin Schroeder & David Linhart led us in worship. Crispin’s passion came through with every note played from his piano, and growl of his lyrics. David took us through some Jack … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Vineyard Tribe 1.0

A couple weeks ago my wife and I made the trek to Arizona for the National Vineyard Leader’s conference. We have our regional conferences one year, and then the following we have a national gathering. That means we don’t get … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Death March Home

My pastor friends and I joke about the “death march” following Sunday services. Now most of you will not understand this affliction. Many, if not most of us Sunday speakers, can feel the vortex of doom sucking the very life … Continue reading

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Atheist Rant

I posted some thoughts on Twitter this past week concerning atheists, and their opinions about Christians. I wrote things like this (from the book, “Is God a Moral Monster?”): “Yet he [atheist Jurgen Habermas] highlights the inescapable historical fact that … Continue reading

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Depression Impression

Some of us just seem to be inclined toward depression. I know, you don’t want to hear it. I also know some of you think it is a lack of faith. Having a propensity to “the blues” doesn’t mean you’re … Continue reading

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Friends Are Few

We finally got around to seeing “The King’s Speech.” I must say, I was totally blown away. I was unprepared for how I would react. I don’t want to ruin anything for those of you who may be reading this, … Continue reading

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In The Case

Once again I was invited to hear an old friend play a concert at the university of which he serves as, “Artist in Residence.” I love that title; sounds so cool, so artsy…special. And special he is! He plays an … Continue reading

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When you know…you know!

Many decades ago, in a land not-so-far-away from here, I saw a beautiful, raven-haired, blue-eyed, absolutely stunning young woman walk across the football field on graduation night. The field lights on her dark hair, the blue in her eyes, shining … Continue reading

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