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Evergreen Connection

Biblical Leadership

These past couple of weeks during my down time I’ve been listening to a Podcast put out by Christianity Today called “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” I was particularly interested in it because, as a younger Christian, the lead teaching pastor of Mars Hill, Mark Driscoll, had a really big influence on me. […]

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Universal Warming

The outside air felt cool and pleasant this morning for the first time several days as we Northwesterners are getting some relief from the record-breaking heat wave. As the first one up in our family, I quickly opened every window and door this morning so the refreshing breeze could flush the stuffy heat out of […]

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Happy 75th Anniversary Evergreen!

I feel a bit sheepish in saying this, but on June 3 Evergreen Bible Church turned 75 years old! Mazel tov! Perhaps you’re wondering why this notable milestone is only getting a brief mention nearly three weeks after the fact. Seems it would be worth at least a small celebration of some kind or other. […]

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Be Their Shepherd and Carry Them Forever

As many of you know, these last 10 days I’ve been holed up at home, mostly in bed, while millions of my white blood cells have been waging war against the COVID-19 virus that I contracted at some point two weeks ago. I definitely fit the “man-cold” stereotype (my wife will confirm), so I tried […]

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Sowing Seeds on the Last Day of High School

Three unremarkable cars are parked together in the lot outside my office window. They belong to three remarkable high school seniors who are going through their last day of high school. They are students at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School, commonly known as HeLa, which is located just a few blocks from the […]

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Be Happy. God Commands It!

Psalm 100:1-2 “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” This last weekend I’m pretty sure that I ran a marathon. Just to be clear in case anyone was under this impression, I am NOT a runner. The marathon I speak of was the High School Spring Retreat […]

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Nickel and Dime You to Life

I feel bad for nickels and dimes. A penny is considered fair exchange for someone’s thoughts and two bits will buy you a shave and a haircut, or so it is said. But nickels and dimes have a shady reputation. Unscrupulous vendors will nickel and dime you to death. Apparently, they are the hit men […]

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Mission Compassion: Money Well Spent

“Honey, I bought something today,” said the husband with a nervously large smile. For those who are married, words similar to these have started many a lively conversation. Each couple has their own approach to joint money management, but those who prefer peace and harmony know that conversation and agreement needs to happen before large […]

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