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Knowing God’s Will

“Brian, God wants us to get married.”  I can still hear the words echoing in my mind.  I was shocked.  Sure we were friends, but we weren’t even dating!  I don’t even remember how I responded but I do remember struggling with those words for quite a while.  I remember asking, is it true? Has […]

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A Vision to see God move

I am excited about what God could do during the course of this coming semester.  There is anticipation in the air.  Students are getting passionate about prayer.  I met with a series of students today.  Two separate students, with two separate visions.  Both involve prayer.  In Christianity it seems we talk more about prayer than […]

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I’m too busy, are you?

Does it ever seem like everyone you talk to is “busy?”  Do you ever catch yourself answering the question, “how are you,” with “busy?”  Why are we so busy?  Is busy good?  Are we trying to impress people by being busy?  Does busyness indicate that we are important people?  Are we trying to avoid people […]

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Why do students leave their faith

Somewhere between 60% and 80% of high school students will leave their faith in college.  Depending on where you live and who is doing the research.  That is a LOT of students leaving their faith.  Unfortunately it hasn’t changed much over the past decade.  I remember hearing the same statistic quoted to me when I […]

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The Kingdom of

Since I was a little boy I have always loved building.  When I was real young, I would line rocks up in order using the size and shape.  The rocks were the building blocks.  As I got older I moved on to tinker toys, lincoln logs, legos, snow, and eventually computers.  I built my first […]

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Abundance vs Scarcity

We never seem to have enough leaders. I work for an organization that is always graduating the best leaders. That’s right, I work for a campus ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Every year our best leaders graduate and move on to living life. It is how it is supposed to work. But sometimes I wish I […]