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John Piippo
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Fear
Our Home Fear is a lie. For the most part. Most things I have feared never came to pass. In that sense, fear is a lie. There are real fears. Some things we were made to fear. This is how God designed us. This kind of fear protects us. These are rational fea...
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Fear
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Craig Miller @ Redeemer - "Improving Your Spiritual and Emotional Health"
Improving your Spiritual and Emotional Health Sunday, Sept. 9 th   5:30-7:30pm   At Redeemer Fellowship Church 5305 Evergreen Drive,Monroe Charter Township, MI 48161 (734)242-5277   You will learn: Why people struggle with issues such as:  fears, anxiety, A...
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Paul's Experience of the "Third Heaven"
It's late Wednesday night. I'm in our downstairs office with headphones on, listening to Mark Isham's lush music. His Pure Mark Isham  album is one of my favorites. I'm reading Origin's essays on prayer, in Bernard McGinn's The Essential Writings of Christi...
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Worth and Dignity
Downtown Monroe, Michigan Back in the late 70s I worked for one year and three summers at United Cerebral Palsy Center of Will County, Illinois. I was a teacher's assistant. A helper. There, I earned a B.A. I was a Bathroom Assistant. I took boys and men wh...
Worth and Dignity
Worth and Dignity
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Pride: A Checklist
Linda and I, with Payne Theological Seminary friends God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 Those are strong words! In areas of pride, God is against us . Pride in us hinders others from experiencing God's love, mercy, and gra...
Pride: A Checklist
Pride: A Checklist
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"Relevant" - The Great Nonsense Word of Our Time
Detroit This is what the  Lord  says: “Stand at the crossroads and look;      ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way  is, and walk in it,      and you will find rest  for your souls.      But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ - Jeremiah 6:6 A c...
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Refusing to Take Reality for Granted
CNN posted this photo I took of a blood moon - HERE . The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir "had a kind of genius for being amazed by the world and by herself; all her life she remained a virtuoso marveller at things. As she said in her memoirs,...
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Linguistic Imperialism and the Imprisoned Church
Praying, at Redeemer In my book Leading the Presence-Driven Church I make the case that the words and language we use do more than describe, they shape and structure our experience. I refer to Kenyan scholar Ngugi wa Thiongo's Decolonising the Mind: The Pol...
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Our 45th Anniversary
Linda and I bought this pair of coffee cups at Chicago's Marriott O'Hare, where we spent the first night of our honeymoon together. I am drinking from this cup today. August 11, 1973 - Linda and I were married. Today we're taking the day to celebrate 45 yea...
Our 45th Anniversary
Our 45th Anniversary
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NOTE TO MY CHURCH FAMILY - Prepping for This Sunday Morning
Dear Redeemer Family: I'm in our upstairs office at home, praying and preparing and putting together what I am going to share with you on Sunday morning. God has told me He is going to do something great this Sunday. And why not, right? I am calling you to ...
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