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Baby Jesus

Christmas Season Focus

You've heard of Mary and Martha, the two women in Luke's Gospel, 10:38-42 who invited Jesus over for supper. Martha was a regular ...

Not In Our House

With our congregation as diverse as Westgate Chapel, I wrestled with what our proper response should be this past Sunday to the ...

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We Are Not Divided

I am sitting in my study on a rainy fall Seattle morning. It’s the morning after the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri has ...

Clouds in Sky

Outside the Camp

From the very beginning we were designed by God with a capacity to know Him, love Him, hear His voice, speak to Him and have our lives significantly shaped by intimacy with Him. Nothing disrupts our fulfillment of God’s mission in our lives today more than separation from that place and time in ...

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Left Behind

  So, a lot of folks seem to be in a flap over the Left Behind movie…pro and con. I admit I have not seen it. I did read the books when they first came out though. I saw them in people’s hands at airports, on planes, and being read sitting next to swimming pools at the resorts we ...

87 13th C BC gates of Dan or Laish


"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls...." Jeremiah 6:16 One of my favorite places to visit in Israel is the ruins of the city of Dan. Dan is way up in the north ...


At the Heart of it All

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23 When it comes to ministry, your heart is more important that your skills or experience. If the enemy can turn your heart, the rest of the battle to take you out will be easy for him. There is an amazing story ...