We Need To Get Our Heads In The Game!

We Need To Get Our Head In The Game I am a Cornhusker fan. A loyal, lifelong, Cornhusker fan. For those of you who follow college football, you know that is a hard thing to say these days. Twice in my life, I remember the Nebraska Cornhuskers playing at a level that would rival the…

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Discipleship and Racism–Where Does Jesus Stand?

In the past few months, I have been called both a fighter for justice and a racist (that part not to my face), both based not on what I believe, what I say or what I do, but on whether I am willing to support a specific movement. So, as I write this, let me…

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How Do I Know What To Do?

What Does God Want Me To Do? Most of us have asked that question, some of us many times. Does God want me to take this job? Does God want me to go on this trip? Should I buy this car? Does God want me to marry her? Am I supposed to move? While we…

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Can We Really Just Let Go and Let God?

We’ve all heard it. When you’re experiencing problems in your life, as a Christian, you should just “give it to God”. Lost your job? Give it to God! Your wife left you? Turn it over to Jesus! Struggling with how to deal with your diagnosis of cancer? Let go and let God! Sounds good. The…

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Is Doubt Really That Bad?

Most disciples admire people of faith. I get that, and I suppose I do too. But my real heroes are people of doubt. You see, I’m not some spiritual giant, able to walk into the lion’s den and smile at them. I hope I would be faithful, but I know myself, and I know my…

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Who exactly are we disciples of?

I was once in a prayer group with a guy who started with something like: “Dear Lord God Jesus Holy Spirit Savior…”. He didn’t seem to know who he was talking to. Of course, he knew he was talking to God, but who exactly is that? If we want to be legalistic, we are to…

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What Happened To Evangelism?

Those who have been watching the developments in the US and the American Church during the COVID isolation and the political polarization of 2020 (obviously starting much earlier) are talking a lot about how to do ministry and what the post COVID approach of the Church should be. There are dozens of articles, blogs, and…

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Let’s stop seriously blowing it!

I believe this is the first time I have posted the same post on The Essential Faith Project’s blog as on my personal blog: FaithFootprint. I probably won’t do it often, if ever again. But this is what is on my heart, and I believe it is at the heart of discipleship in America. Here…

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What One Word Is Most Important In Discipleship?

I purposely avoided posting this as a “New Year’s” post. I don’t want it to get lost in the flood of thoughts and decisions that come and go with January 1st. But I have noticed a threat to American Christians–a threat to their discipleship of Jesus. Let me illustrate: What do the following have in…

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Tradition and The King’s Birthday

Christmas is a time when virtually everyone takes part in some tradition. It might be with a church, a community, the office, or a family, but tradition—the repeated actions that happen every year at this time—is almost universal. Tradition can be a good thing. But it can also be bad. The deciding factor is whether…

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