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Show Me Some Identification

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Where is your identity located? Not your driver's license or student ID card, but your identity? What gives you the sense of who you are, why you have value, how you want people to know you, what would be a fitting epithet for your life, and so on? Most believers can properly answer the ...

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Tags: good news, gospel, identity, jesus

Pot Pie Theology

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

This week, I was able to lunch with one of our members near his workplace downtown. The restaurant we chose is known for locally-sourced, fresh, homemade recipes, and I decided to go with the pot pie. It was whatever level is above "Delicious." The server was a cheerful woman who engaged ...

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Tags: economics, faith, work

Approved Commanders Are Not Ashamed

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Awana co-commanders Kelly and Monica have faithfully served our children for the last several years, but both need to set aside Awana leadership for other responsibilities. We appreciate their dedication and sacrifice.

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Tags: awana, commander, thanks

Translators

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

You have the job of a translator.

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Tags: discipleship, interpret, servant, translate, witness, world

Avenue of Life

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last week, I had the pleasure of touring Avenue of Life, which serves the underserved and promotes the Gospel in the heart of Kansas City, KS. My goal was clear - to learn the logistics of one particular program and then quietly leave so that I didn't interrupt the work they do. I got quite a bit ...

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Tags: assets, avenue, development, life, mercy, poverty, sustainability, fwe

Reading the Bible as ... well ... it first was

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

A friend of mine lent me one volume of the 5-volume Bibliotheca project - a set of 5 books of the Bible in literary form. The books use the kind of paper you'd find in any quality book, with good cloth binding, a font designed for extended reading, lots of margin on the page, and ... no ...

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Tags: bible

Asparagus

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last week I was Skyping with a good friend who is part of the leadership in the church in Italy we've been a part of. I mentioned him in a recent article that he was developing the Italian version of the BLESS acronym we've been using. Francesco told the story of a recent discussion with a friend ...

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Tags: asparagus, bless, mission, prega

Cooking Without Ingredients

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Back in the olden days ... perhaps 15 or 20 years ago ... way, way back ... people used to make cakes out of things called ingredients. Ingredients could include ancient artifacts such as flour, butter, eggs, salt, baking power, vanilla, and other ...

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Tags: cake, discipline, disciplines, growth, spiritual

Simplify

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Times of simplicity. There have been a few times of simplicity in my life. When I was a kid, there wasn't much more to life than school, play, and chores. That's it. I didn't have to worry about budgets, healthcare choices, voting, jobs, car maintenance, the emerald ash borer, or a million other ...

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Honi is a Bunch of Hooey

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Posted by Colby Kinser on

Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in D.C., is selling thousands of books and products related to his 2011 book The Circle Maker. It's based on an event in the life of a 1st C BC character named Honi Ha-Ma’agel, who might not even have actually existed. The products are ...

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Tags: batterson, circle, prayer

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