Total Eclipse of the Heart

Total Eclipse of the Heart

“Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also (Genesis 1:16).” On Monday, August 21st, ...

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Bridging the Gap Part 4: Things Your Preacher Needs

Bridging the Gap Part 4: Things Your Preacher Needs

Ephesians 2:14-17 describes Jesus as a unifier who broke down walls of separation and brought us all near to God. One of the most amazing things about being a Christian is that we ...

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Totally Eclipsed

Totally Eclipsed

In this edition of Desert Spiritual, Timothy Gunnells looks forward to the coming Total Solar Eclipse by pointing out how we need to be Totally Eclipsed ourselves.

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Somewhere Out There

Somewhere Out There

  This world is a big place.  But at the same time it often seems so small.  In 1986, Steven Spielberg produced the animated film An American Tail.  James Horner, Barry Mann and ...

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Racism on the Eve of the Gospel

Racism on the Eve of the Gospel

We’ve all likely seen or heard what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia: white supremacists protest across from counter-protestors. A white supremacist plows into a crowd of the ...

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Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

Last weekend, my speaking travels took me to Nashville, TN. If you follow me on Facebook, you know history repeated itself in an ugly way. Exactly a year to the day from my last ...

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Harry Potter and the Search for the Sacred Text

Harry Potter and the Search for the Sacred Text

“And they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables (2 Timothy 4:4).” Recently, hundreds of Harry Potter fans attended an event hosted by Harvard ...

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Guilt By Association

Guilt By Association

In the 1840’s, Barton Stone wrote, “Brother Campbell has to suffer on my account what I have had to long suffer for him. He is malevolently assailed for holding me in fellowship … ...

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