Category Archives: HCI Members Blog

General blogs from HCI members

Spiritual Fathers

As of Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church has a new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of Argentina.  The television broadcasted this historic event to an audience held captive.  I realized that I was crying and emotionally drawn while watching read more »

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Practicing Patience

We live in a “Right Now” society–a day and time when instant gratification is the rule not the exception. From technology to business to the food we eat to the way we live our lives, it’s fast and furious–no time read more »

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About Loyalty

I think that betrayal, abandonment and discord are the choice weapons of our adversary. They are by far, the cruelest measures to be exacted against ministries since the time of Judas and Jesus Christ. Pastors, small group leaders, ministry heads, read more »

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Understanding Destiny

Destiny: “The apparently predetermined and inevitable series of events that happen to somebody or something.” (Encarta Dictionary) Although the literal word destiny does not appear in the KJV, its derivative, “predestinated”, does on several occasions. We can more clearly understand read more »

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Zeal – God’s Adrenaline

Zeal is an eternal fervor released as a force of reckoning, refusing to subside until achieving God’s desired outcome. Movements, revivals and major initiatives of change are all by-products created by those who are possessed by zeal. They come about read more »

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The Kindness and Severity of God

Romans 11:22, “Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.” When I was only five years old read more »

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Willful Ignorance – Part 2

I love the book “Radical” by David Platt.  He knows the purpose of the church.  He was a missionary and is now a pastor of a large church in Birmingham, AL.  He wrote a simple little book and now millionaires read more »

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Willful Ignorance – Part 1

I’m a missionary and I love the world but I also love America and any time there are some things that are not right in my country, it hurts me.  Yes, God wants to move around the world, but there read more »

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Faith Works

I am often amazed when I talk to Christians who work so hard at not working.  Many love to focus on the gospel of “Grace” without understanding the true definition of Grace. We understand that we are saved by faith read more »

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Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? – Part 4

Recently, I have been passionately meditating and preaching on the story of Samson as a sign of the Church. Read through Judges chapters 13–16 to get the whole story. Samson, not unlike the Charismatic Church, enjoyed the Spirit upon him, read more »

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