Why being a pastor might kill you…

I love listening to the Freakonomics podcast, it’s always interesting, clever, well done. While listening to a recent short called “How to Live Longer” I learned that if someone is nominated to the Hall of Fame but doesn’t get in, they’ll likely die sooner. David Becker explains that hall of famers don’t necessarily live longer than the […]

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My fourth cousin, twice removed… in Christ

It was a typical morning at the coffee shop – but I’d forgotten my headphones. Productivity plummeted! I’m not good at tuning out my surroundings. I overheard a conversation… ok, you caught me, I was blatantly eavesdropping! A young man was counseling a younger man. They were talking about Jesus. I zeroed in because I […]

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Maybe it isn’t all that bad out there…

This is not a post about Christmas! It is about Isaiah 9:6-7… which is definitely about the birth of Jesus. However, it’s so easy to just picture these words in a scripty font underneath a Precious Moments nativity scene, and think about the cute little baby and miss what’s being promised. Hyper-simplified summary Verse 6: […]

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