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Want a free ticket to Sola?

Just two weeks until Sola I promised you that I'd give away another free ticket, so here's what we're going to do today: Pastor Joe Testa and I are going to eat lunch together somewhere on MSU's campus today from 11amish until noonish Find us The first person to interrupt our lunch and say, "I want to go to Sola," is getting a free ticket.  How does that sound? ...

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Porn Harms

This past weekend at Riv, I talked about the logical connection between porn and sex slavery.  Lots of people told me they were thankful I was willing to go there and a handful were flat out angry that I would dare to make that connection.  Many of the arguments they made to me betray how little we as a culture think logically about these sorts of things and the ...

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A Weighty Weekend

As I studied Genesis 16 last week and the depth of the pain and suffering in the passage began to settle on me, I knew it was going to be a weighty weekend at Riverview.  I don't have the space to try to summarize the message here, but you can watch it here if you weren't there.  Monday or Tuesday, I will try to post a few clips from the message on the various ...

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Sola 13 Signed Book Giveaway

This morning I found out that we are closing in on 1900 people registered for Sola 13 Amazing! Because of this, I decided to kick things up a notch.  Here's what we are going to do. The 2000th person to register for the conference is going to get a signed copy of 5 books written by Sola speakers.  I am personally going to hand it to each speaker to sign and ...

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How to know God will keep his promises

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Friday Random Linkness

Happy Friday!  Here are some awesome things I found on the internet this week.  Enjoy.   That moment when... When real meets unreal This is how you take portraits of your kids Will coffee snobs drink coffee made by a robot? Ridiculously awesome picture of Saturn Photo Credit  

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Noel’s World Famous Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Each year during the Halloween season, as a Public Service, I repost Noel's World Famous Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe.  You are welcome.  It's truly the least I can do. I am bit of a Pumpkin Seed Purist. I don't like anything to get in the way of their lovely taste. My recipe, therefore, is incredibly simple. Step 1) Take the seeds out of the pumpkin. This is ...

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You smell like Jesus

Every time I walk into my house and my wife has been cooking bacon, I say the same thing: It smells like love in here When I smell bacon, I know my wife is cooking bacon; when my wife is cooking bacon, I know my wife loves me.  As it turns out, God has the same sort of reaction to a certain smell. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every ...

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Friday Random Linkness

I really hope this isn't fake, but either way it had me laughing hard Why and how to become an early riser This exists Save your victim The new iPhone looks amazing (and no, I won't be getting the gold one) Photo Credit

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You Were Made to Create Something

The syllabus for my son's art class this year began with this quote from Kurt Vonnegut: "Go into the arts, I'm not kidding.  The arts are not a way of making a living.  They are a very human way of making life more bearable.  Practicing an art no matter how well or badly is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake.  Sing in the shower.  Dance to the ...

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