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The Unnecessary Upgrade


The following is also publish in the Vermilion Standard. As we enter the New Year, there is a good chance you have braved and, hopefully, survived the Boxing Day shopping madness. Boxing Day – the day we buy things we don’t need to replace stuff that still works. We live […]

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Before You Give Up On Social Media…


Social media is often accused of making society more narcissistic and self-centered.   Although there is truth embedded in the diagnosis, I argue against the treatment that is often prescribed.  The disease does exist but the underlying problem is not the technology – it is us. In many ways, social […]

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Have a Wonder-filled Christmas


***the following is also published in the Vermilion Standard*** As we enter the Christmas season, we enter a season of wonder.  However, our busy lives too often mask the precious gift of wonder and dull our curiosity to uncover it.  This Christmas, I want to challenge you to seek and […]

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Five Guidelines for Social Media


The following is also published in the Vermilion Standard. We are spending more and more time online.  Although some of this time is filled with people posting and watching cat videos on YouTube or checking email, most people are spending countless hours on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), in […]

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Gospel-Centered Confusion


In recent days, there has been a rise in rhetoric.  The use of the phrase “Gospel-Centered” has become ubiquitous.  People are arguing for Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Gospel-Centered Preaching, Gospel-Centered Evangelism, Gospel-Centered Children’s Ministry, Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry, etc.  On the surface, it is hard to argue against the use of the phrase. […]

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