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Warning! by bob

March 27th, 2011

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The Bible nowhere gives assurance to those who take their salvation for granted. Hebrews 6:4-12 March 27, 2011 Mixed messages As I begin today’s sermon, I am reminded of some bulletin bloopers our Office Assistant, Jan Ketcham, read to the staff this past week.  I have heard them before, and you may have as well, […]

Love Wins, by Rob Bell by bob

March 25th, 2011

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Whatever else you might think about Rob Bell’s latest book, he certainly knows marketing.  That’s an interesting statement to make since his megachurch in Grand Rapids intentionally eschews marketing.  When we went there two years ago, we weren’t even sure we had found Mars Hill Church – there were no signs at the converted mall […]

A good friend surprised me a little this morning as we talked just before I sat down to finish writing this meditation.  As I told him about Randy, he said, “This is very personal for you, isn’t it?”  Every funeral I write ends up being personal, because I get to know the person who has […]

               I wish this book weren’t so necessary.  The subtitle is “Hope and Healing After Infidelity,” and I am currently trying to help several couples where this is their present reality.  I went looking for some resources to pass on to them, and found this book.

We aim to be childlike, not childish. Hebrews 5:11-6:3 March 20, 2011 Love Wins A new book is due out this week.  Titled, “Love Wins,” it is written by megachurch pastor Rob Bell of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The book has ignited a lot of conversation before most of us have had a chance to read […]