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Faulty Leadership – the Other Side of the Coin (Part 2)

John 10:11-18 (NIV2011) 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the...

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DFW Church Cultural Connection History

My Facebook Introduction to this Article Some years ago, I began a blog about racial issues entitled, “Black Tax and White Benefits.” One of the early blog posts was entitled, “White Church Leaders – Are You Listening?” I followed this post up with several others...

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Faulty Leadership – the Other Side of the Coin (Part 1)

Last week I published an article on my teaching website entitled, “Is Your Religion Focused on Christ or the Church?” My bottom-line point was that if it is focused primarily on the church, becoming disillusioned, discouraged and critical is difficult to avoid. If it...

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Is Your Religion Focused on Christ or the Church?

The question posed by the title is one of the most important questions that any individual can entertain and it is one that you will answer with your life whether you realize it or not. No one can avoid answering it. We are all in the process of answering it right...

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Once Saved, Always Saved?

I have expressed my alarm many times about the current teaching and emphases of American evangelical churches. Honestly, the emphases are in many ways more disturbing than the specific doctrines with which I disagree. Living in the Bible Belt and interreacting with...

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God is Our Father

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1) God is our Father and those of us in Christ are his specially adopted children – no truth in the Bible is more exciting! The cost of...

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Where is God in My Mess?

Handling Injustices and Ill Treatment Spiritually Life is nearly always somewhat messy, right? Sometimes it is so messy that we generalize and just say it’s a mess. I’ve been at that point many times, one recently that I will mention before closing the article. But...

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Is the Jewish Nation Still God’s Special Nation?

Introduction In a previous article, “Gentiles and the Law of Moses,” I addressed the increasingly popular Torah pursuant concept that we need Christ plus the Law. Of course, the claim of such adherents is that only Christ saves us, but God never intended his followers...

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Gentiles and the Law of Moses

Introduction From time to time, for reasons I do not fully understand, Christians are tempted to combine Judaism with Christianity. Perhaps they get bored with Christianity as they know it and are looking for something new and more exciting. This reason certainly is...

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Children of the King or Servants of the King?

Which of those descriptions is true of us as disciples? Both, actually. We are the sons and daughters of God Almighty, Creator of the universe and King of this world and all worlds. But we are also servants of the King, the Master of all creation and of all peoples,...

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Forty-Two Years Ago Today (February 20, 1979)

Roger Lamb sent several of us an email yesterday to let us know that all of the old KNN (Kingdom News Network) videos had been uploaded to the ICOC Disciples Today YouTube channel. He also attached the link for a section from one of them highlighting a very important...

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My Hope Is in Our Youth

NOTE: This article was originally written as Chapter 18 in my book, "The Power of Spiritual Relationships." The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in...

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The Magic Wand and the Touch, by David Malutinok

This world has so many problems.  We try to solve those problems through political means and through our freedoms in America to protest and aggressively comment against our leaders.  When we think about the problems in this country of racism, poverty, inequality,...

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An Old Favorite

Jim McGuiggan is a friend, an old friend more than a current friend, but an important friend. Jim taught for a number of years at the Sunset School of Preaching training ministers. During some of those years, I was teaching at the Preston Road School of Preaching, a...

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Another Hero Gone Home

On Friday morning, October 30, 2020, another of my spiritual heroes departed for his eternal home. Ron Brumley served as an elder for many decades in several different churches – San Diego, Chicago and Seattle. It was during his first tenure in San Diego that God...

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Jerry Jones – A Man of Steel and Velvet

Jerry Jones departed this life on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He and I were appointed as elders together in Phoenix, Arizona in September of 2004. We became co-laborers together in the church and close friends in all settings. In a short time, I think both of us would...

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Is the Coronavirus COVID-19 a Judgment of God?

NOTE: This is the announcement I made on my Facebook page just after posting this article. I think it is important to read before reading the article itself. Here it is: "For the past two weeks, I have been working on an article that I believe God put on my heart. It...

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Gratitude: How Soon We Forget

Few sins are as disgusting as ingratitude. A study of God’s dealings with mankind would surely demonstrate how strongly God thinks that this is indeed the case. We humans agree with his assessment—as long as we are observing a lack of thankfulness in the lives of...

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Life’s End-Game, and the Greatest Story Ever Told!

Aging and death are realities of life on planet earth, and those realities are viewed by virtually all of us as negative, usually very negative. From the perspective of 1 Corinthians 15:26, death is the last enemy to be destroyed at the general resurrection of the...

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Quick Health ReportThanks so much for the encouragement and prayers over the past few days. My two procedures seemed to go well today, although the test results won’t be back for a few days. If something isn’t good, I’ll let you know, but I expect it to be good. The doctor didn’t seem to be overly concerned at what he saw, which was reassuring. So the cancer problem/potential appears to be confined to that other part of my anatomy (a pain in the ____!). I believe that your prayers and mine will take care of that ongoing challenge. Thank you again so much for your love and encouragement. The greatest thing in the world is love, as the Good Book says, and I’m feeling it! I love you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Health Update and Prayer RequestA few months back, I mentioned having two surgeries and a concern that I might have cancer. The early report was that I didn’t, but a later report said that I did. The second surgery (both rectal) seems to have removed it, but my surgeon says that I have a definite tendency to develop cancer in that area. This Tuesday I will have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. I imagine my surgeon wants to see if the cancer has spread. I would appreciate your prayers for a good outcome, and I would also ask you to add my name to your ongoing prayer list, for it likely will remain an ongoing concern. Thank you so much! ... See MoreSee Less

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