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The (Carl Lentz) View

I feel the need to address a recent controversy that involves me, my family, and my church.  First off, I am in NO way a spokesperson for Hillsong church — any of them. And pastor Carl Lentz can handle himself.  My main issue in all of this has been the willingness (or even excitement) for some to just “light up …

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New York…New LIFE

Before you start, see The Challenge of Change series. “You have to be willing to fail in order to truly succeed.” ~ Jon Gordon Preface: In my last post, “New York, New York!”, I shared about the recent Arnold adventure to NYC and how God used this experience to reveal and raid our cherished idols of safety, control, and comfort. Getting out …

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New York, New York!

Before you start, see my  Challenge of Change series. “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been …

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COME AS YOU ARE: GQ’s Video Profile of Hillsong NYC

The following are some highlights from the video below: …Come as you are, knowing that God loves you too much to leave you like that… …The job of the Church is to stand for what we believe is right; not compromise in it, but have conversations throughout it… …The Bible says that people who do what I do will be …

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Faith Resuscitation

Yesterday I was blessed with an opportunity to meet a hero in the faith.  Carl Lentz has been used by God in such mighty ways to save me from the spiritual sewer I was swimming in for years. Many voices are responsible for the current journey I am on, but Carl has been the primary catalyst.  He has ignited my …