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The New Religion of Tolerance

There is a great deal of debate today on how the Christian should live, dissecting the New Testament, separating the words of Jesus from other New Testament writers, and assigning different values to different authors or passages. Rather arrogant of us, since the New Testament ascribes all of ...

So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt

Rita and I were living in San Diego when the prophetic ministry of Keith Green took the contemporary Christian music scene by storm. I still listen to some of his songs. One of them is the title of this blog. This morning, I was reading the chapter in Israel's exodus story that inspired Keith's ...

Round Table Luncheon for Pastors & Ministry Leaders

Dear Northwest Pastors, In a class I took from Eugene Peterson on Pastoral Theology, at Regent College, he encouraged pastors to have their ministries shaped by books on ministry and the church, written two to five hundred years back. Contemporary perspectives might be good, he said, but have not ...

OX CARTS OR SHOULDERS

The wheel was first introduced in human history around 3500 BC by potters, but likely not used for transportation until 3000 BC. So, by Moses' day and the exodus (1440 BC), it would have been fairly common to see crude wooden wagons, pulled by oxen, carrying things too heavy to move by hand. In ...

National Day of Prayer

In observance of National Day of Prayer the city of Edmonds in Washington State will be hosting a community prayer breakfast this Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM. If you live in the area, plan on joining us. Call Westgate Chapel at 425 775-2776 about tickets for this event. The prayer ...

SIN CONTROL

When our girls were in elementary school, and a grey Northwest winter was getting the better of us, we would all go to the Family Fun Center, here in Edmonds, to play games and ride go-karts. Besides "Frogger," my favorite game was the Fun Center's version of "Whack-a-Mole." I know, I am really ...

When God Doesn’t Seem to Answer Prayer

I was in Phoenix for a few days last week with my adult daughter, Kathryn, when her back went out on her. I mean, out! On the floor, unable to move, roll over or sit up. After an hour of ice packs and ibuprofen, she was only able to slide towards the couch and get into a kneeling position ...