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Nathan Hale
Works at Desert Mission Anglican Church
Attended Hardin-Simmons University
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Has something ever happened to you that changed your reality to such extent that you became almost a different person? I can think of a few examples in my own life. When I got married, for instance, my reality changed!

I went from single, to married. From being a bachelor to being a married man. This changed so much about how I lived my life. Every decision was different and suddenly my priorities shifted. It was a very similar experience to become a parent for the the first time.

Maybe you’ve experienced something like this before, either getting married or having kids or a big move or even a new job or career shift. Something happened, that changed your decision making process and set you on a new path. Sometimes these are positive experiences, and sometimes they are negative experiences, but they happen to all of us, and it’s what makes life interesting!

Those of you that know me a little bit know that I’m kind of a nerd. I love super hero stories. Batman, Spiderman, Avengers, all that stuff. An unassuming individual unexpectedly gains knowledge or power or some sick kung-fu skills, they take on this new identity, and then they go and fight crime in while wearing tights and throwing out witty one liners. What’s not to love, am I right? There’s this pattern that’s the same in every single comic book or superhero movie: new reality, a powerful origin story, and a mission to save the world.

I want you to see that this stuff isn’t just pretend movie magic. Like we just talked about, our everyday lives are filled with change and transformation, and the Apostle Paul is tells us you and I are in fact part of the most epic story ever told! And here’s the thing: it’s a true story.

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This is an edited manuscript of a sermon I preached at Grand Canyon University.  Watch the whole thing below, or keep scrolling to read through the content. Has something ever happened to you that changed your reality to such extent that you became almost a different person? I can think of a few examples in … Continue reading Become the righteousness of God
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True contemplation will transform 
your whole self, including your mind. 
You won't think less as a result. 
You'll do better thinking.
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No it's not Christmas but this is our largest non-thermos type coffee mug. So, it's the one I use.
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More and more reasons to make better choices about what to allow in my head.
 
Pope Francis has revealed that he hasn't watched television for almost twenty-five years. The Pope -- who has made a point of living modestly in a Vatican guest house -- told an Argentine newspaper that he gave up watching television on the night of July the fifteenth, nineteen-ninety -- after making a promise to the Virgin Mary.
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I very much resonate with this.
 
One of the parishioners at my parish came into my office a week or so ago and asked me this question.  IN the process of working on moving tables in our parish hall, I mentioned to him that I consi...
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I have been on the quest for the perfect every day carry backpack (otherwise known as a “man bag”) for quite some time. I have spent an embarrassing number of hours reading reviews, perusing Internet forum discussions, and just plain thinking about what goes into a fantastic pack. To be honest, I’ve probably taken my … Continue reading A quest for the perfect man bag: the 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 and Tom Bihn Synapse 19 reviewed and compared (with p...
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Excited to be reading more of this for some sermon prep this week!
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I didn't know that NT Wright did a translation! That rocks my socks!
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Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit?
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Always a tough subject, but this reflects my current understanding what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit (and short little bit on why I'm not a fan of the popular idea of the baptism of the Spirit). I want to affirm the full range of God the Holy's Spirit's work today, without forcing his work into a strictly defined two-stage sequence. Trying to not throw the baby out with the bathwater here...
“…be filled with the Spirit…” (Ephesians 5:18 ESV) The celebration of Pentecost is nearly upon us. As we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit in power on that day 2000 years ago, let’s talk about what it means to be filled with the Spirit. Baptism vs. Filling To be clear, I’m not talking about what … Continue reading Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit?
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Which Bible translation is best for memorization?
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Choosing a primary translation will help you with memorization because you will become familiar with the “flow” of the whole text.
Here are three vital questions to ask yourself as you choose a Bible translation for memorization.
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Regular preaching should be in the context of genuine relationship with parishioners. 
Pastoral ministry is relational ministry. / nathanrhale.com
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Christian Ministry // Musician // Writer
Skills
Spiritual formation, speaking, teaching, guitar, voice
Employment
  • Desert Mission Anglican Church
    Worship Leader, 2012 - present
  • Grand Canyon University
    Life Leader Manager, 2012 - present
  • Grand Canyon University
    Admissions Counselor, 2010 - 2012
  • North Park Baptist Church
    Minister of Music, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
Phoenix, AZ
Previously
Abilene, Texas - Allada, Benin - Tours, France - Rome, GA - Cotonou, Benin - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Bouke, Cote d'Ivoire - Louisville, Kentucky - Urbana-Champaigne, Illinois
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Christian, husband, father, musician
Introduction
I help you build discipline, defeat distraction, hear God at http://nathanrhale.com.
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I live in Phoenix, AZ.
Education
  • Hardin-Simmons University
    Music Theory/Composition, 2007 - 2010
  • Grand Canyon University
    Christian Studies, 2011 - 2013
    Emphasis in Pastoral Ministry
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Male
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Married