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Remembering Jerry Bridges

Remembering Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges died on Saturday and I wanted to share my own thoughts about the significant impact he made in my personal gospel journey. We have had many different retreat speakers at Wellspring since our beginning. While every one of them has been blessed us, one made such an inedible mark on all who had […]

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  March 8, 2016   No comments
The Arrogance of Worry

The Arrogance of Worry

Tim Keller hits the mark regarding humility and worry Do you know where constant worry comes from? It’s rooted in arrogance that assumes, I know the way my life has to go, and God’s not getting it right. Real humility means to relax. Real humility means to laugh at yourself. Real humility means to be […]

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  February 5, 2016   No comments
Rookie Mistakes I and Others Have Made

Rookie Mistakes I and Others Have Made

Hershael York had an interesting blog post entitled, “5 Rookie Pastor Mistakes.” And admittedly, I have made every one of those makes and then some. I just wished there was a seminary class that actually warned of such folly. But I have a feeling, even if there was one, I would have probably assumed I would never […]

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  February 4, 2016   No comments
Our Favorite Part Thus Far — The Qumran Caves

Our Favorite Part Thus Far — The Qumran Caves

Our favorite place thus far has been the Qumran caves.  For those of you who don’t know the story, it is the place where a Bedouin shepherd boy accidentally discovered a cave of jars containing biblical and non-biblical manuscripts.  These scrolls are some of the oldest manuscripts of the Bible, and to see this cave […]

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  October 26, 2015   No comments
Wet Blanket Alert! The Via Delamarketa

Wet Blanket Alert! The Via Delamarketa

Ok, I was idealistic.  I had a dream that the Via Delarosa would be a long mountain climb to the top of Golgotha.  I thought as we walked to the top, we could meditate on our Savior’s most magnificent but horrific walk.  I imagined that along the stone pavement would be lined with ancient trees […]

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  October 26, 2015   No comments
Safe and Secure–For Tourists…Thus Far

Safe and Secure–For Tourists…Thus Far

Walking around Jerusalem, it is very common to see police and soldiers carrying assault rifles slung over their shoulders.  For our tour guide Chana, an Orthodox Jew, it makes her feel safe and secure.  And yet, there seems to be stabbings each day despite the pervasive police/military presence.  Every tourist area has a police checkpoint. […]

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  October 26, 2015   1 comment
Jerusalem with Morgan Freeman

Jerusalem with Morgan Freeman

As we were walking along the Via Delarosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, we almost backed right into Morgan Freeman’s body guards.  It seems he’s in Jerusalem filming a documentary for National Geographic Channel entitled, “The Story of God.”  Funny thing is, as our tour guide was leading us to various places in […]

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  October 26, 2015   2 comments