Category Archives: Bryan's editorial

The Modern Tax-Collector

Luke 18:9-14, ESV He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax … Continue reading

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A Masked Brokenness

“The great weakness in the North American church at large, and certainly in my life, is our refusal to accept our brokenness. We hide it, evade it, gloss over it. We grab for the cosmetic kit and put on our … Continue reading

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Wrestling with the Pythons of Clinical Depression

“I have studiously tried to avoid ever using the word ‘madness’ to describe my condition. Now and again, the word slips out, but I hate it. …’Madness’ is too glamorous a term to convey what happens to most people who … Continue reading

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Martyrs in America? Maybe

Being heard is not the same as having influence. Believers must reconsider the issues of being salt and light in a pagan culture.  We have tried a myriad of approaches in our evangelism, and we are not succeeding.  We have been … Continue reading

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Sorting Out What is Real

It’s a windy cold, gray day here in Alaska.  Very typical for Autumn up here in “the Last Frontier.” Just as typical  is that I have had a heaviness descend on me, just like when the fat kid sits on the little … Continue reading

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