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15 Things the Church Needs to Do In 2015
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

It's that time of the year again, when we stand on the precipice of a new year and look forward to what is in store for us in 2015. Last year, I wrote 14 Things the Church Needs to Do in 2014, and many of ...

Terrorism 'Insurance' Expires
Originally Posted: 01/02/2015 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

The Terrorism RIsk Insurance Act expired January 1. In 2002, at a time when insurance providers were unwilling to provide coverage for losses resulting from acts of terrorism, a ...

10 Resolutions for 2015
Originally Posted: 12/31/2014 - 6:52pm | Type: Blog

All three definitions of 'resolution' are wonderfully attractive to me — and timely for this brand new year. Some people don’t like the idea of New Year’s resolutions, ...

The Year of Outrage
Originally Posted: 12/29/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Here’s the deal: our outrage grows from our most vulnerable places, our basic fear that things are not as they should be. Optimism tends to accompany a new year. But we leave 2 ...

Campfires of Hope
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Many events this year feel like they have sucked the hope right out of us. And yet, even in the midst of terrible events and stories, the possibilities of hope still exist depending on what we decide to do for ...

Adapt or Die
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Okay, so maybe not actually die. Just change. And quickly. THIS YEAR IS shaping up to be one of ...

Supporting Cast: Why We Need to Be More Patient and Forgiving
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

We should want to be as patient and forgiving as God is. In that way we can encourage our brothers and sisters and hopefully help them to continue in their journey of changing their lives for the better. ...

Being Saved From Time in 2014
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Far too many of us fail to manage our time, instead allowing time to manage us. To orientate a variety of foreigners for residence in North America, L. Robert Kohls and his staff ...

On Scripture: Rising Above the Low-Water Mark of 2013 (Ephesians 1:3-14)
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

It’s a simple plan for climbing above the low-water mark of 2013. Read Ephesians 1 with fresh eyes, and let the spirit of the passage lead you to see all those you encounter as brothers and sisters, whether th ...

Embracing Life, Letting Our Children Go in the New Year
Originally Posted: 12/27/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

For parents it comes as second nature that we want to protect our children. As they grow into young adulthood, we are confronted often subtly, this time for us much more starkly, that those things they face be ...

Getting Real for the New Year
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 6:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Don't make promises you can't keep. THIS IS OUR first issue of the new year, and with ...

A New Year
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Don’t forget the time you just had with your children and those family and friends you have spent these last days with. And let’s remember that these closest relationships are so very important. Let this be a ...

Ten Defining Phrases of 2012
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:14am | Type: Blog

Here are my selections for the ten most defining phrases that will stay with us from the past year. Generally, we only know how history will be remembered once it is in the rearvi ...

A New Year of Opportunity: Let us Begin
Originally Posted: 01/01/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

As we consider the dawning of a new year, many will reflect upon events of the past, take inventory of the present, and make numerous resolutions for the future. In order to orie ...

Learning from Our Mistakes (...kidding)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. My new approach this year is not to promise better behavior or new experiences, but to simply look back at the mistakes of ...

Unemployed in the New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, but the latest news about unemployment was not particularly encouraging. People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, ...

A Message of Gratitude
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On New Year's Day I sat and reflected on the past year. On New Year's Day I sat and reflected on the past year. The feeling that rushed through me was gratitude -- of co ...