First Day of Class We had a memorable first day of class. The Russian “brothers” have traveled far to be here. We spent the day reviewing the core concepts of expository preaching and discussing the challenges of preaching difficult texts. Engle even got to share some of his perspective as to what he would do…

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What We’re Doing We very much enjoyed worshipping at “Central Church” in St. Petersburg. The service was 2 hours long, and included my dad giving a greeting and myself preaching on John 1:1, along with another sermon, much singing, public repentance, a children’s song, and much prayer. We had a lunch of cabbage soup, buckwheat,…

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Off to Russia Lord willing, I am headed back to St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday.  I am very excited to return and once again participate in pastoral training with some Russian brothers in Christ. I am looking forward to seeing friends I made back in 2009, as well as making new ones.  I am also…

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Riding Shotgun at the Gospel Coalition NE Regional Conference By God’s grace I was able to attend the The Gospel Coaltition regional conference this past weekend with our Worship Director Mike Ruel.  I thought I would provide you with a brief summary of the conference so you can know some of what runs through my…

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Wedding Bells for Jesus?

Many of you may have seen the recent news about a Coptic manuscript possibly dating to the 2nd century that mention’s Jesus’ wife.  What is going on? You might want to hold off on bringing wedding presents to church on Sunday.  Here’s my summary and crash course on the finding: A mysterious owner has produced…

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Sweetness for the Bitter Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians. 4:31-32 We don’t hold on to wrongs for days, we hold on to wrongs for…

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