• January 18, 2021

    When I was a prison chaplain, I met Billy Graham and Chuck Colson who preached to the inmates with whom I ministered.  Colson, once known as President Nixon’s “hatchet man”, was one of the Watergate Seven and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.  He served seven months in federal prison...

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  • January 11, 2021

    2020.  It was a difficult year in multiple ways.  I wondered if Journey had made much of any difference in people’s lives in such a tumultuous time.  So, I asked several folks.  These are some of the responses shared with me about what Journey Church meant to people during the past challenging year . . .

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  • January 4, 2021

    As this new year begins, what would you think if I were to say to you:  “Your life is not your own”? 


    Would you respond with defiance, saying:  “Who do you think you are?  You can’t say anything like that to me!”


    Truthfully, the very idea that your and my lives are not our own is radically counter-cultural—and biblical...

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  • December 28, 2020

    Mike Glenn has written that Christmas is when God calls our bluff.


    Old Testament prophets begged God, “How long?”  How long until you come and save us?  How long until you make things new?  How long until you return and finish all You, O God, have begun? 


    After all of these years, we’re still ...

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  • December 21, 2020

    How has our Journey Church family celebrated the gift of God’s son this Christmas season?  By generously giving in ways that reflect the Lord’s love.


    Thank you that in love you made Christmas a time of joy for 41 elementary children at Burlington Elementary School by providing them with Christmas presents...

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  • December 14, 2020

    How’s your faith these days?  Is it solid?  Is it shaken?


    In this Christmas season, with all the turmoil being experienced in our world, have you thought to yourself:  “I don’t feel God’s presence right now” or “I wonder if God has abandoned me”?


    Faith is expressed by trusting God...

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  • December 7, 2020

    What do you want this Christmas?  I know what I want, what I desperately want.  I want to hear from God.  I want to clearly hear God speak into my life.  But I acknowledge, I often struggle with this.


    One of the reasons I struggle is that time and again I fail to ...

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  • 2020 Blog Posts

    Click here to view previous entries in the 2020 On The Journey blog.