When Ciphering is Easy

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The movie National Treasure always captivates me–I watch pieces of it when I notice it’s on TV. Inside of me, there is some small part that wants to “crack the code” and find something no one else has discovered. In the movie, Nicolas Cage’s character is always a step ahead of everyone else, cracking ciphers on his way to finding …

Does The Shirt Fit?

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Preparing for my Fall speaking schedule, I ordered some shirts and emblazoned them with the words, “First Faith,” a reminder of my mission to emulate the faith of those who first followed Jesus. This mission is not some, “Oh, that’s nice; let’s try harder to be good Christian people.” No, this is about focusing on what the apostles thought was …

Here’s One About a Jewish Rabbi

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While Twittering the other day, I ran across a fascinating question from NorthPoint Church’s Online Pastor Dave Adamson (@aussiedave–a good follow): “If you could ask a Jewish Rabbi one thing, what would it be?” I rarely answer these things but my interest was piqued. I hammered out a reply. “What was Jesus’ ‘flaw’ to show he was not the expected …

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Exploring a #1stFaith is fun. When I think about connecting with those ideals and thoughts of the very first men and women to advance a faith that shook the world, it’s exciting. Because–and if you follow this blog much you’re getting a re-run–if we can truly find what mattered most to the first followers of Jesus, it only makes sense …

Learning From Chaco Choose Day

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I broke down and bought a pair of Chacos last month; something I never thought I’d do. I’m a tennis shoe guy and it was only a couple of years ago that my daughters talked me out of the all-white sneakers that I kept buying for nearly a generation. To be honest, I didn’t even know white tennis shoes were …

A Powerful Business Decision

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Last week’s post touched on the Samaritan woman at the well, who was–surprisingly to me at least–the first person in history to hear Jesus clearly proclaim he was the messiah. It’s an amazing thought: Of all whom Jesus could have chosen, he picked a woman with relationship issues and a morality problem to tell the news Israelites had been waiting …