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Monkey and Gourds

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Even though our church was experiencing many of the elements of historical revival during my teen years, my father would make time every week for the two of us to play golf. Golf can be a little different when played in Africa. About 15 miles south of Durban was a country club in a little […]

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What is Revival?

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Used to be that the subject of revival drew little interest in the nation. It was thought by most to be irrelevant, given the current popularity of a more subdued, rational approach to the Christian faith. A few ridiculed the notion, based on the unfortunate excesses that have attended most of the history of true […]

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Changing A Nation Through Repentance

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I have heard a whole lot of media chatter, rising to a crescendo during the coverage of the passing of Billy Graham, that apparently believes the most desirable feature of the Christian message or messenger is that it is without any judgment. Frankly, it makes me a little uncomfortable. Now, I do realize that, over […]

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Sin Control

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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 dating myself. […]

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Saints Alive

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Most vestiges of a Biblical worldview are long gone as a governing influence over our culture. When I first arrived in this country in 1966, for good or ill, there was a general acceptance of at least a Biblical sense of morality. Today it doesn’t require much discernment to detect an outright hostility to any […]