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9 Tips for Doing Relationships God’sWay

February 23, 2008 Leave a comment

I haven’t dated much; to be honest I’ve hardly dated at all. But it’s not for lack of trying. The good Lord knows how many times I prayed in middle school, asking for the chance to accompany this or that girl to pizza and a movie. I don’t know if the big guy upstairs was busy or if the line was disconnected but the sad reality is that the majority of the dates I had during high school were in my grandmother’s special sticky-date cake ever Christmas. Read more…

(my latest article for Prodigal Son Magazine)

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Interesting Dinner Conversation

October 3, 2007 Leave a comment

I was sitting down for dinner tonight at my church when I felt like the Spirit prompted me to invite another man in the lobby to join me at my table. After some internal conversation (my introversion was screaming NO!) I went over and asked the man if he’d like to eat with me. He wasn’t hungry but he came and sat with me anyway.

The conversation was slow and I was unimpressed with his relational skills. But, one of the major goals in my life right now is learning to love all people where they are at, and so I was using this as a learning experience. Not long after we started talking another man came to the table and introduced himself. It turns out that he works for Lund’s Food and so we started talking grocery and Target and a few other things.

Man #1 wasn’t too interested so he excused himself leaving just Man #2 and myself. I was amazed as the man revealed to me some of the pain and struggle he has been walking through over the last month. It is much of the same junk I have walked through and I marveled at how God brought the two of us together for that meal. We talked and I listened to his story and shared some of the joys and challenges I have discovered on my own journey. Hopefully he will benefit and be encoruaged by some of my story.

A Couple Things for You To Read

March 18, 2007 1 comment

A concise, Scripture filled piece by Mars Hill Church on the consumption of alcohol.

(HT: Steve McCoy)

Here is a great article by Tim Keller – “Deconstructing Defeater Beliefs: Leading the Secular to Christ.” Can’t remember who pointed it out but it is a great read for people interested in sharing the Gospel (with particular implications for preaching and teaching to people far from God).

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