Africa and Incarnational Ministry

In a few days, I’m heading to the Horn of Africa with a team from Harris Creek to visit one of our missionary families. The question I’ve been asked by a number of people is, “What are you going to do while you’re there?” Let me start by saying I acknowledge that this is a completely natural and valid question to ask. It’s also a question that has very tangible ...

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Submission

There is always a danger when talking about the subject of submission that someone will confuse the subject with oppression. Richard Foster says, “Of all the Spiritual Disciplines none has been more abused than the Discipline of submission. Somehow the human species has an extraordinary knack for taking the best teaching and turning it to the worst ends. Nothing can put people in bondage like religion, and nothing in religion ...

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Good Grief

Here is a link to the podcast from Week 2 in case you missed it: http://www.harriscreek.org/podcast/1-9-11.mp3 Grief will enter the equation any time you discuss the subject of death. If you live long enough, grief will be something that is as inevitable as death and taxes. Grief is not only associated with death, but can come through experiencing the “loss” of a number of things in this life. You can grieve ...

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Home for the Holidays

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV) I love talking to some of our college students over the Christmas break because it is always interesting to get their reports from home. Some of these students are freshmen and sophomores that couldn’t wait to get home ...

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