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    Wednesday AM Update: Manizales

    Good morning! Our leadership conference got off to a great start yesterday. We had around 15-20 preachers present along with several women from the Manizales church join us. I taught both morning lessons, the first one on the Biblical pattern for how New Testament churches were organized, and the second on the role of the evangelist in appointing elders. During the lectures, I was so impressed with the type of questions we received. It is evident that our Colombian preaching companions are not only interested in the issue, but that they take it very seriously. You can tell they truly want to learn more about this subject. It’s such a…

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    Tuesday Morning Update: Manizales

    We are just starting day 2 on the ground here in Manizales. Most of our time thus far has been spent getting here. Our travel has been very smooth and comfortable. We got in to Manizales around 11.30 yesterday morning and were met by Jaime and Carlos Julio. After getting settled in the hotel, we had a few hours for lunch and to walk around a little.  Late in the afternoon we were invited to Jaime’s home were a number of preachers have gathered for the week. Some have traveled as much as a day and a half to get here. Some of them are, Rafael Amaya from Ibague, David…

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    The Proliferation of Profanity

    This morning as I took part in my fifteen-minute walk to and from a class I’m taking at a local university, I was in earshot of several male and female students dropping f-bombs. These words weren’t spoken out of anyone’s anger or heightened frustration. It was just a part of normal conversation between young people. No thought was given to the usage of the word. There was no shame whatsoever. And, there was absolutely no regard for those who heard them speak. Lest I sound too aged here, in the circles I ran with, in my day we would have never thought of speaking in such a way. Times have…

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    Embracing God’s Design for Family

    Much of the mentality society has today amounts to little more than surrender. Rather than stretch toward God’s standard and expectations, many have succumbed to the type of thinking that says Scripture is outdated and Christ’s ways don’t work. May we realize we are not free to change the definitions in the middle of the game. God’s ways do work.

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    Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings is good for its special effects and entertainment value. If you’re into the big screen experience, then you’ll enjoy it. But, if you’re looking for an accurate portrayal of the Biblical account, you'll be very disappointed. It might be better just to wait till the DVD release.

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    Catching Up and A New Blog!!!

    This will be my personal blog. I’ll be posting one or two articles each week, mostly related to what’s on my mind. This could be extra-information I’ve found related to some project I’m working on, or a reaction to something going on in popular culture. My main goal is to encourage you in your spiritual purpose: living life for the glory of God. Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God, 1 Corinthians 10.31b.