The Fear of Safety

It only takes one conversation with John Bernhart to realize he is mature for his age, experienced in spiritual wisdom and disciplined devotion beyond his years as a twenty-something. For that alone, Harris Creek cannot simply claim him as a model prototype of our ministry efforts, but rather we are quick to applaud the work of his primary faith-influencers (his parents) and the previous saints who have shaped John's faith. It is noteworthy though ...

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One Question Every Twentysomething Could Live Without

I want to start off by saying I am guilty of asking this question and I might even venture out to say that probably everyone is. It’s a question every college student gets asked repeatedly when they go home for the holidays, but unfortunately even after graduating, the question still arises: “So, what’s next?” Cringe. The scariest question when you have no answer. Paul Agnone, in a Relevant article he wrote, put ...

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Learning to Ride

Self-preservation is a powerful motivator.  This was very apparent over the Memorial Day weekend.  My two sons had not learned to ride their bikes.  This is in part due to my poor fathering skills.  Apparently, I lack some refinement in this area, but another reason is that crashing one's bike is certainly a universal fear - that and waking up late for an important event.  Both will freeze you with ...

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