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Justin Tapp
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Sermon of the Week (7/6 - 7/12, 2014) Andy Stanley on Good God and R.C. Sproul on Two Worldviews
I actually doubted Andy Stanley would ever make the Sermon of the Week list since he uses the Bible less frequently than any pastor I listen to (he doesn't preach expository sermons and he intentionally avoids saying "the Bible says..." I don't think he's c...
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Book Review (#62 of 2014) The Debt-Free Church by Jeff Berg and Jim Burgess
The Debt-Free Church: Experiencing Financial Freedom While Growing Your Ministry At the time of publishing (1994), Berg was a "marketing communications coordinator for a financial software firm" and Burgess was pastoring Fellowship Bible Church in Dalton, G...
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Sermon of the Week (6/29 - 7/4, 2014) Banning Liebscher on The Call to the Inner Room
Banning Liebscher at Bethel Church in Redding, CA ( on iTunes ). Liebscher's texts are 2 Kings 9:1-10, where Elisha obeys God's command to anoint Jehu king over Israel and speak a word of prophecy to him privately, "in the inner room" and Matthew 6:6 where ...
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An Open Letter (of Complaint) to Wal-Mart
Dear Walmart, It has been 2 or 3 months since our local Walmart (Georgetown, KY) introduced self-checkout lanes. They eliminated some of the regular and express lanes and replaced them with eight self-checkout machines. I have been using them at Kroger for ...
Dear Walmart, It has been 2 or 3 months since our local Walmart (Georgetown, KY) introduced self-checkout lanes. They eliminated some of the regular and express lanes and replaced them with eight self-checkout machines. I ha...
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Fun at the Lake
We spent a much-needed last weekend away at my parents' house on Lake Barkley. It was fun for Elias to waverun and try something new like archery. I also decided to water ski. I hadn't tried to ski since I was about 17, and to my recollection I did not get ...
We spent a much-needed last weekend away at my parents' house on Lake Barkley. It was fun for Elias to waverun and try something new like archery. I also decided to water ski. I hadn't tried to ski since I was about 17, and t...
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How I Spent Father's Day 2014
Yesterday marked the first Father's Day in our new house in Kentucky. It was memorable. Here's a little of how I spent it. Teaching this kid's Sunday school class. Enjoying this frozen high-protein dessert my lovely wife and son made for me.  Joni also had ...
Yesterday marked the first Father's Day in our new house in Kentucky. It was memorable. Here's a little of how I spent it. Teaching this kid's Sunday school class. Enjoying this frozen high-protein dessert my lovely wife an...
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Book Review (#63 of 2014) Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together "The goal is progress, not perfection." This is the most comprehensive book on marriage that I have seen; it is a combination of several books that I have read and would recommend. It is both...
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Book Review (#61 of 2014) Civilization of the Middle Ages by Norman Cantor
The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History I learned too much to write about in detail from this sweeping book of Western European history from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance. It's a 5-star book ....
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My thoughts on the 2014 World Cup
This is the first World Cup I've really watched closely. I've watched as much as I could of the games thus far, really focusing on the teams whose players I have watched before. I watched all of Team USA's heartbreaking defeat to Belgium. The long bouts of ...
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Book Review (#58 of 2014) Power and Politics in Palestine by James S. McLaren
Power and Politics in Palestine the Jews: The Jews and the Governing of Their Land, 100 BC-Ad 70 (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement) McLaren looks at the recorded action over the period 100BC - 70AD to determine what can be conclusively ...
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A.W. Tozer on worshipping at work
A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God is one book I cite frequently in regards to work being a way to worship. I recently subscribed to a daily email called Tozer on Christian Leadership that includes quotes from other Tozer works on work as worship. A couple rea...
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Sermon of the Week (6/8 - 6/14, 2014) Rick Hardison, Great Crossing Baptist Church
This is the time of year when many pastors take vacations and leave the pulpits to others, so my options weren't as plentiful this week. Rick Hardison is at Great Crossing Baptist Church in Georgetown, KY. GCBC is one of only two churches in Scott Co. on th...
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Small business consultant, online business and economics instructor, and EFL teacher in Turkey. Committed husband, loving father, trained economist, world traveler.
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Grew up in Kentucky. After my BBA, I did humanitarian work in Azerbaijan for two years. Moved to Waco, TX to get an MA in International Econ from Baylor. Got interested in development and did a microfinance internship in Moldova. Moved to SW Missouri where I taught business and economics courses for 3.5 years. Moved to Turkey to be a business consultant, lived in Ankara, Turkey for a year. Taught online courses for U.S. universities and taught English for a living as well. Moved back to the States to get help for my special needs son. Currently living in Central Kentucky and looking for full-time work while still teaching online. 
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Speak English, Turkish, Russian, and Azerbaijani
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  • Baylor University
    MA, International Economics, 7
  • University of Kentucky
    BBA, Economics and Management, 7 - 4
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