Friday Five: Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith is a gifted teacher, author, and speaker. Recently, she published her first book, Seriously God? I’m Doing Everything I Know To Do and It’s NOT Working!  She lives in Adairsville, GA with her husband, Chad and their three teen daughters. You can find out more about Jenny at her website or by following…

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Off to Europe

Today I’m headed for a ten-day trip to Europe to attend the wedding of my brother, Tim and his wife, Aneta, whose family lives in Krakow, Poland. I will be flying from Chicago, stopping in Helsinki, Finland, then flying to Budapest. Then I will get on another plane and fly from Budapest to Warsaw to…

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What We Should Wake Up Every Morning Saying:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power…

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Friday Five: Tyler Braun

Tyler Braun is a pastor from Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife Rose. His first book, Why Holiness Mattters releases August 1st. You can find Tyler on Twitter, Facebook, or his blog, manofdepravity.com. The title of your book is Why Holiness Matters, so in a nutshell, can you tell us why it matters?  So many of us have whittled down…

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The Church and Health Care

This election cycle, health care has dominated the news. We’ve had the nomination of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whose state health care plan was considered a liability in the GOP primary. We’ve had the conservative opposition to President Obama’s health care plan (now universally labeled Obamacare, even by supporters). And then we recently had…

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Friday Five: Greg Smalley

Today on the blog we have author and marriage counselor, Dr. Greg Smalley. Greg serves as executive director of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the…

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5 Reasons to Rejoice in an Election Season

Yes, you read that right. There are actually reasons to rejoice in a presidential campaign season filled with rumor, innuendo, nastiness, and vitriol from both sides. Like you, I’m a bit tired already and the campaign has hardly begun. But, I’ve been thinking that there are many silver linings in an election season. Here are five:…

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Asking the Wrong Question in Salvation

“So you mean I can do whatever I want and still be a Christian?” I’ve been asked that question numerous times when sharing the gospel. It’s a hard question to answer and mostly, up until recently, I would answer with a “Yes, but.” sort of vague statement. Yes, technically, grace covers all of your sins,…

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Exciting New Project Announcement

I’m excited to officially announce a new book project I’ll be working on with two very good friends, Dillon Burroughs and Dan King. This is the culmination of something we’ve been at for a couple of years: Activist Faith. The idea is to marshall information, resources, and ideas on some of the major issues of…

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Kindle Ebooks on Sale

New Hope Publishers is discounting my books on Kindle for the entire month of July. They are only $2.99. Here are the links: iFaith, Connecting to God in the 21st Century Crash Course, Forming a Faith Foundation for Life Teen People of the Bible, Celebrity Profiles of Real Faith and Tragic Failure

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