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Christmas and Peace on Earth

(This article originally appeared in the December 2016 edition of the Baptist Courier) On Christmas Eve in 1914 British soldiers witnessed strange lights in the German trenches across from them.  They then began to hear what sounded like singing.  As the singing grew louder, the soldiers discerned that the Germans were singing the Christmas carol “Silent Night.”  The Brits’ voices rose …

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We Are Ambassadors

(This article originally appeared in the October edition of the Baptist Courier.) Some of you remember the Cold War, the “peaceful” conflict between the United States and the former Soviet Union that occurred after WWII into the late 80’s and early 90’s.  My family had a front row seat to the conflict.  My father was the senior enlisted soldier for Army …

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A Message From the Unchurched

(This article originally appeared in the August 2016 edition of the Baptist Courier.) It’s been an exciting few days here at the Amplify Conference at Wheaton College.  Ed Stetzer designed this inaugural conference “to lead the conversation in evangelism and then implement the renewal of evangelism in our local churches.”  I attended on behalf of Anderson University and at the invitation …