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Paul Martin
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Dwell
I am not a poet, but I like rhyme and metre. So, sometimes I take to versifying thoughts I've had as a way of creating structure and linear thought. If that sounds like poetry to you, then here is a little poem I wrote. A couple (literally, two!) friends as...
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Preach the Word. Just Preach the Word.
“What is truth?” Pilate asked a fair question. I wonder how the average pastor would answer it? Your answer to that question may be the most important conclusion you come to in life. It is certainly the most important conclusion you will come to in ministry...
Preach the Word. Just Preach the Word.
Preach the Word. Just Preach the Word.
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Who Hardened Pharaoh's Heart?
I have found this article by G.K. Beale to be a really helpful resource in understanding the hardening of Pharaoh's heart. It is technical, but you can skip the parts in Hebrew and still get the gist of things. If you are trying to carefully think through t...
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Interest and Enjoyment: A Father's Day Thought
I was talking with a friend the other day about our fathers. The conversation moved to those men besides our dads who made a father-like impression on us. One of those men for me was my father-in-law, Bob Hueni . Bob was a man’s man. I mean, he was a little...
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Why is the Super Bowl on a Sunday?
The Super Bowl is tomorrow. Maybe you have heard about it? I was thinking about the big game today and got to wondering what I would do if the Toronto Maple Leafs were in a Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup. That would be the ultimate game of all time I would n...
Why is the Super Bowl on a Sunday?
Why is the Super Bowl on a Sunday?
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The March for Life Wrecked Me
The size of the crowd caught me off guard. Some early estimates placed it well over half a million. I am not one for crowds and find anything more than 6 kind of suffocating, so shuffling in line for 45 minutes to get screened and frisked in order to stand ...
The March for Life Wrecked Me
The March for Life Wrecked Me
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Weakness
Monday morning I went out to shovel the snow. It is Saturday evening and I am still a mess. All it took was one short push of a broom across the hood of my truck, attempting to clear the snow off my vehicle before I shovelled, when that electric shock zappe...
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Child Dedication Services: Some Friendly Last Words from Us Paul's
Many Points of Agreement and One Observation on Paul Carter’s Evaluation of My Article on Not Performing Child Dedication Services (Paul Martin) I really enjoyed reading Paul Carter’s engagement with my article on why we do not practise Child Dedication ser...
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Child Dedication Services Are Not Such a Good Thing
My good friend, Paul Carter, recently posted an article on Baby Dedication services that jogged a memory. I recall spending a lot of time thinking through these things when I was a young pastor. There seemed to be a great deal of confusion over what a dedic...
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Intentional Spiritual Friendships
Something we are going to seek to work at in the coming year at Grace Fellowship Church is what I like to call intentional spiritual friendships. We tend to let fear or fancy dictate most of our relationships - we avoid people that intimidate us and strain ...
Intentional Spiritual Friendships
Intentional Spiritual Friendships
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