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Remember

If I had any smouldering worries about whether there’s life after Kent Dobson for Mars Hill Bible Church, they were doused decisively by a powerful sermon from author Glennon Doyle Melton on January 24. Doyle Melton, a blogger and author … Continue reading

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The Lord Is Come

Have you ever noticed how Christmas song lyricists seem to play by their own rules? That’s always bugged me. Like most kids, I used to love Jingle Bells, but what the heck is a bobtail? And in the second verse … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 3: Father Abraham

Yesterday, we talked about the Book of Job, which teaches us that we’re supposed to trust God regardless of circumstances. But when it comes to the way this story discusses Job’s children, that is a difficult test. The testing of Abraham disturbs … Continue reading

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The S-Word

Today, we’re going to talk about the S-word. No, not that S-word. The one that makes people really uncomfortable: sorry. This entire Word series probably owes its existence in part to the current Mars Hill Bible Church sermon series 12 Words, but … Continue reading

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Sandals

At beginning of the iconic Burning Bush scene in Exodus 3, God tells Moses to ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’ But was that a command – or an invitation? In the December issue of … Continue reading

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Smart Like a Rock

In Genesis 28, Jacob reclines on a rock and has an encounter with God. The other day, I went looking for an encounter with God and all I really ended up with was a rock. Or so it seemed at the … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real, Part 2

I have a confession to make. Some Sundays, I don’t feel like taking notes during the sermon, but I do it anyway –in case my fellow parishioners are looking. Am I one of those whitewashed tombs Jesus spoke of in … Continue reading

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