Category Archives: Ministry

Best Books of 2018

Each year, I set a goal to read 52 books — one book per week for the entire year. I usually fall short of the goal — I think 2011 was the last year I hit the mark. For point … Continue reading

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Fearless Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of … Continue reading

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A Special Night

My heart is full tonight, thankful for the many good influences I’ve had in my life. It is no understatement to say that Johnny Markham is one of the most important people in my life. I knew him first as … Continue reading

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Graduation Reflections

This week a significant chapter in my life comes to a close: I’ll graduate for the final time in my academic career. In some form or another, I’ve been in school for 30 of my 37 years. No matter how … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 8: Humility in Ministry

Reading for Thursday, Sept 27: 2 Cor 8 In this chapter, Paul encourages the Corinthians to consider their practice of giving. He mentions “the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia” (v1). Despite their severe … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 5: The Love of Christ Compels Me

Reading for Monday, Sept 24: 2 Cor 5 This is absolutely my favorite chapter in the Bible. Which means I’ll have to work really hard to keep this from being a massively long post! Paul’s comments about the ministry of … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 4

Reading for Friday, Sept 21: 2 Cor 4 To participate in the new covenant is to take up the charge to ministry (v1). Paul will have more to say about this ministry in the next chapter. But Paul makes us … Continue reading

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