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This article makes number 587 (as best as I can calculate) that I have written for the Lamplighter in the 13 years and 9 months that I have served as pastor at Lakeside. Wow, how they have accumulated! Continue reading

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What does “culture making” look like? Any form of creativity would qualify. Artists, composers, authors, dancers, singers and many other members of the arts do it all the time. Yet, this creativity extends to a variety of other platforms, such as cooking, programming, building, plumbing (I have seen some very unusual plumbing creativity in my house), dress making, marketing – you get the point. You cannot live without making culture on some level every day of your life. Continue reading

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Recently my niece was interviewed for a job. The interviewer asked her, “If you could have any three things you wanted, what would they be.” My niece thought for a moment and then answered, “I would want to eliminate world hunger. I would want to eliminate world poverty. And I would want to evangelize the entire world.”

Before you chuckle about her noble idealism, take a more careful look at what members of the Millennial generation (aka Generation Y) are doing. Different writers use different terminals to identify this generation, but Thom and Jess Rainer have determined to study those people born between 1980 and 2000 (inclusively). Continue reading

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Sydney Spies never imagined that a photo shoot for her high school yearbook would lead to a national new story. Her mother warned her that the shot she selected for her senior class picture might lead to controversy, but even she was surprised by the media attention.
The 18-year-old high school student from Durango, Colorado posed on a staircase, looking back over her left shoulder. Wearing a short yellow skirt and a black scarf wrapped around her torso so that it exposes her shoulders and midriff, Spies portrays something more provocative than usual yearbook fare. Continue reading

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2011 in review

Thank you to all my friends and new acquaintances through the internet who have viewed, commented and supported my blog this past year. May we all continue to seek the truth in Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Life. The … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Some of my friends have urged me for some time to publish my articles. Perhaps the simplest way to do so is through a blog site. So here it is. I am diving off the board into the deep water … Continue reading

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