Do I have to like someone to love them?

Posted on October 1, 2014

Last weekend at Riv, I taught on John's command (which he got from Jesus) that we are to love one another. After one of the services, someone asked me a common question: "I know I am commanded to love people, but do I have to like them?" Here were my two answers...

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on September 26, 2014

Happy Friday! Let's welcome the weekend with a big hug, filled with joys from the interweb.

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on September 19, 2014

Happy Friday! Take a look at these five nuggets of internet goodies.

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on September 12, 2014

Happy Friday! Here is to a relaxing weekend and your weekly dose of internet plunder.

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1 John in 15 Minutes

Posted on September 10, 2014

This past weekend at Riv, I asked everyone to do a little homework. Because we are doing a quick 6 week series through the book of 1 John, I wanted everyone to read it through in one setting.

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on September 5, 2014

Happy Friday! Here are some quality internet finds to end a crazy, hectic week (at least for me). Enjoy!

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Best. Summer. Series. Ever

Posted on September 1, 2014

Over the last 12 weeks, we went through a series at Riv that was different from anything we've ever done... We asked you to tell us what we should preach on ...and it turned out to be the best summer series ever. We had you text and tweet in the questions that you had "under the cushions" of your mind about faith, Christianity, and the like. Then, we had 11 different men teach on the 19 most popular and interesting topics that you sent ...

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on August 29, 2014

Happy Friday! If you are new to this blog, I like to celebrate the weekend with you by posting 5 completely random things I’ve found on the internet every Friday. Here are some of my favorites from this week.

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Friday Random Linkness

Posted on August 22, 2014

Happy Friday! This week's offering has a mix of thought-provoking and humorous material. Enjoy.

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Should we just believe everything our pastor tells us?

Posted on August 18, 2014

A recent scandal with a well-known Christian leader prompted a Rivite to post a question on my Facebook wall. "Should the (for lack of a better word) common folk of a church believe/trust everything their pastor says?" Here's my response...

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