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Impacting the World

This past weekend, Laurie and I had the privilege of attending a World Vision Conference in Downtown Chicago. We were invited because I serve on the Pastoral Advisory Team with Rich Stearns.  It was a remarkable yet challenging weekend. It … …Read More

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One Marriage

I could not be more proud of the early success of Faith Church’s new ministry, One Marriage. If you know the leaders, Jeff and Gina Gaich, you know their passion for healthy, growing, biblical and God-glorifying marriages. Their team is … …Read More

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Psalm 6: Raw and Real

For many, this time of year can be a struggle. The stressful holidays leading into a long winter can steer one into the direction of heightened exertion, turmoil and despair. It is the reality of life in a broken world.  … …Read More

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2015happynew year

University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% of individuals achieve their New Year’s goals. This staggering statistic says to me that people’s New Year’s resolutions are not realistically doable. I want us to consider more attainable (“resolutionable”) resolutions. Here … …Read More

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The Ravines


 The Ravines, Faith Church’s retreat center where couples go for healing, hope and strength in their marriage, had an incredible 2014! The Ravines had record numbers of couples walk through their doors; couples from 19 different states to couples from … …Read More

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