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Spiritual Disciplines

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Spiritual disciplines are a set of habits that help a Christian follow Christ more faithfully, collaborating with Christ’s work of completing us (Php 1:6). They are not inherently meritorious, but rather are tools. There is no fixed or mandatory list of disciplines, but many mirror the...

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Tags: prayer, habits, spiritual disciplines

Well, He's Unnecessary

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm presently living in two worlds. In one world, I'm the replacer. In the other, I'm the one being replaced. And each gives me perspective of the other.    In addition, both together remind me of how unnecessary I am.   I get to serve, but God doesn't need me. I've...

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Tags: humility, leadership, serving

Setting Off a Stink Bomb in a Room

Posted by Colby Kinser on

If you want to put a tense charge into a group conversation, just say the word "white privilege." It is an incendiary phrase, no matter how you understand it. It's fun - give it a try in a group where there are different views present. And bring popcorn.On one extreme end of the spectrum is the...

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Tags: race, privilege, white privilege

I Resolve

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Let's start with this: I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions. But then add this: I'm not against those who like them. Use them, don't use them - if they work for you, great. If not, don't let that heap guilt on you. There's no biblical mandate to make and keep New Year's Resolutions...

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Tags: church, resolution, goals, 2021

Side Effects May Include Shortness of Fuse

Posted by Colby Kinser on

The second wave is coming. Europe is seeing it. We're beginning to see it. COVID-19 has caught its breath and is striking back hard, like the Chiefs after falling 24-0 in a playoff game. The implications are everywhere - work, stock market, eating out, loved ones getting sick ... the list is...

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Tags: attitude, temper, fuse, covid-19, coronoavirus

Manic Peace

Posted by Colby Kinser on

By the time this article is fully published, I expect we'll have a declaration on the presidential election - but as of this writing on Wednesday afternoon, it's still a toss up. Also in current news is the recent spike in COVID numbers for our county. We've even had one of our own recently...

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Tags: trust, peace, knowing, chaos.

A Plague of Judgment?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Is Coronavirus a plague from God as judgment on a sinful people? Some are sure that it is. Some are pretty confident it's not. Many in the middle tap their finger to their chin and cautiously say, "Could beeeeee ...." Then, in effort to land on one side or the other, we trace the implications...

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Tags: joy, judgment, peace, security, plague, coronavirus, covid-19

Campaign Promises

Posted by Colby Kinser on

We are in the midst of a significant election cycle, and therefore we are  being bombarded with campaign promises. I'm not writing to disparage politics, particular politicians, or the political process. It's just the fact of the matter that our mailboxes are filling up, the airwaves are...

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CSL on C-19

Posted by Colby Kinser on

C.S. Lewis, once again, says beautifully what I've been struggling to put into words. Rather than write my own article this week, I will just include his words on the atomic bomb, but what he said can equally be applied to COVID-19. You can read a full article...

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Tags: bomb, coronavirus, covid, cslewis, atomic

Afraid and Tired ... Or Not

Posted by Colby Kinser on

You've seen it. Maybe at times you've even felt it. Fear. Particularly, fear related to COVID-19. Fear that you or someone you know might get it. Fear to be out in public in high-contact situations. Fear of the economic impact. Fear of losing your rights. Fear that churches will not...

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Tags: love, wisdom, fear, weary, fatigue, coronavirus, covid-19

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