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Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Thank you to Jeff Crosby, Associate Publisher and Director of Sales & Marketing for this post. The Advent season we have just journeyed through is one in which our senses are often heightened beyond the norm: The fragrance of lit candles and the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; the taste of eggnog and the brilliance …

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Apprentice Series Continues to Impact Lives

Apprentice Series Continues to Impact Lives

When my friend Greg Bowman speaks, I can count on him to shoot as straight as a west Kansas highway—even when I may not like what he says. We all need people like that, right?
So I listened closely when Bowman, a close friend for more than a quarter century and a small group pastor for nearly that long, told me, “No resources have had a more profound impact on my life and ministry than the Apprentice Series,” and went on to declare that “the books are making true life-change possible for the first time for so many.”
I listened. And I liked what I heard.




Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the mysteries of life, death and resurrection that we celebrate during Holy Week. Many Christians understand this preparation primarily in terms of things that they choose to give up for the 40 days before Easter. But if Holy Week is a ritual walk through the events of the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, perhaps the most basic way of thinking about preparation for this is to view Lent as spreading our engagement with these Holy Week events over 40 days rather than 7. What if you could use Lent as a 6 week journey with Jesus in which you spend time with him in Gospel meditation, watching his interactions with others and getting to know him?