Lord, Teach Us to Pray

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A drawn building of 7 floors.

I was teaching and facilitating the College of Prayer weekend in Mexico City with several other Latino pastors. The focus of the weekend was the heart cry, “Lord, teach us to pray!” This theme reminded me how two years previous, my wife and I had been teaching at Ambrose University … Read More

Isaac’s Journey

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Arabic text translated to English on a piece of paper.

One of the most amazing and enduring mysteries of Christianity is the radical transformation of a person through the power of the Holy Spirit by reading and applying God’s Word. According to Jared Wilson’s new book, The Gospel Driven Church, the Bible is so powerfully effective in transforming people that … Read More

Logic

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A teenage girl, wrapped in a blanket. She is sitting on a sand dune looking out at the clouds.

When all of it seems like a song like a dance or a play, expressions and facades seem to whisk me away, out of that state of harmony between artistry and brevity, where I wrestle with glimpses of my fiery darkness with clarity. So devoted to a tripping taxonomy of … Read More

The Ripple Effect

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Ripples on a pond.

Have you ever thrown a pebble into a pond? It makes a quiet plop, creates a small circle of ripples, and then disappears. Have you ever thrown a rock into a pond? It makes a loud SPLASH, causes waves to form, and creates a large circle of ripples that spread … Read More

Worship, Healing, and Soul Care

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Back in February Resurrection Church hosted two Worship & Healing Nights, one was held off-site at Crandall University and the other at our regular meeting location. The Rez team—which includes Pastor Scott Carroll (Lead Planter) and his wife Chrystal, as well as Pastor Tim Milner (Worship and Teaching) and his … Read More

Healthy Church, Happy Community

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Healthy leaders in a healthy environment, create a healthy church and a healthy church can impact a community for Christ. Statistics show that a large percent of churches are stalling, struggling, or declining.1 What are we doing to prevent our churches from entering crisis mode? Brian Derksen, Assistant DS for … Read More

Protesters Storm Prayer Meeting

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Photo Credit: Vancouver Christians for Love, Peace and Justice An international news story broke out at an Alliance church prayer meeting in Vancouver last week. Tenth Church is an Alliance church with one of its four locations on the corner of Ontario St and W 10th Ave in Vancouver, British … Read More

What the Lord has Done

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Psalm 78 tells God’s people to remember and tell others what the Lord has done so that a future generation would also know and put their confidence and trust in Him and not forget His works or commands. If you are familiar with Lindsay Reynold’s book Footprints1 and/or have taken … Read More

The Spiritual Discipline of Physical Health

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Are you so focused on helping others that you ignore your own health? Our deep desire to serve God makes this common, almost expected. When we ignore our physical health, it diminishes the value of stewarding what God has created and entrusted to us. Eventually, poor health negatively impacts how … Read More