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Evergreen Connection

The End of an Era

After 103 years of life on this earth, Hazel Ethelbert Stein has lived her first few days of never-ending life with Jesus. The passing of anyone is indescribably significant, but I think we would all agree that Hazel’s death is the end of an era. It is staggering simply to consider all the historical events […]

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Four Pastors in Minneapolis

Exactly seven days ago, the four EBC pastors were sitting down for our first lectures at the Bethlehem Pastors Conference in Minneapolis. We heard so much great teaching in 48 hours that it was impossible to capture it all. I am eager to download the recordings so I can gain further benefit. But for now, […]

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My Trip to Senegal

A few weeks ago, I got to board a plane, and head to Africa! I was able to go and spend two weeks with Joel and Andi McMartin helping them with a conference they were doing. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to meet Joel and Andi, they are EBC supported missionaries […]

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People of the Book

“Jesus + nothing = everything”. This is the catchy title of a recent book that delved into the fundamentals of the Gospel. The main idea is that it is through Christ (and Christ alone) that we are rescued from sin and given life, purpose, and forever relationship with God. Did Christianity need this book to […]

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Cheek Turning Days

I listened to several excellent sermons yesterday as I knocked tree rounds into chunks of firewood. One pastor offered an explanation on Jesus’ famous command to turn the other cheek that I have never heard before. I have not yet done my own research on it, but I think his take is worth considering. His […]

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Breathing In and Out (Still)

Fifty-three years ago, I had my first taste of air and decided I liked it.  I’ve been totally into breathing ever since.  Today, I am still grateful for the gift of breathing in and out, and other precious rivers of grace. I stayed up late finishing a book from my brother about the Grand Canyon.  […]

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Surprised By Grace

After a particularly strenuous time of ministry, Jesus once invited his disciples to join him on what we call a retreat. “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31) My sweet wife followed suit by taking me to Leavenworth for a few days last week. There is lots […]

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2020: What Then Shall We Resolve?

2020: What Then Shall We Resolve? Enjoy the following article written just today by one of my personal favorite bloggers, Scotty Smith with The Gospel Coalition. Sharon Pack Admin. Office Asst. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue […]

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