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It’s a passionate love for the Word of God that drove Mark Lafler to earn his Master in Christian Studies from Regent College. And if it were possible to continue to just soak in deep discussions with some of today’s greatest theologians, he probably would. Rather you may be able to catch up with him over a mug of coffee or a cup of tea and ponder the greatness of God together. So grab your Bible and your drink of preference, and sit for a while to ponder with us…

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ephesus, ephesians, bible

introduction to paul’s letter to the ephesians

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 - By Mark Lafler - 6 Comments

Ephesians is one of the best-loved books in the New Testament.  Many Christians recognize the popular texts about predestination, the unity of the…

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church, church planting, church reform

why i will not start my OWN church

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 5 Comments

Starting a new church is popular these days.  Some will get started in a person’s home and over the years evolve into a very influential church in…

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hope, advent

hope in advent

Posted on Dec 5th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 6 Comments

Hope. It is an easy thing to say.  We hope they get a new job.  We hope the people that suffered during the hurricane are doing better.  We…

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pain, kidney stone, alive

i’m glad to be alive

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 6 Comments

I sat in the car wondering what was going on. My side was in great pain and I couldn’t stop sweating. My vacation was not supposed to go this way.…

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artist, worship

worship: something that music is just a part of

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 13 Comments

I sat at my chair and read the dictionary definition of worship tonight.  Some words stood out to me: reverence; rites; ceremony; adoration;…

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serving others

greatness

Posted on Oct 24th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 1 Comment

What is greatness? In North American society we typically measure greatness with wealth, fame, Facebook friends or Twitter followers.  Even in…

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worship space design, church sanctuary, theology

worship space theology

Posted on Oct 17th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 4 Comments

I've worshipped in many church buildings from different Christian denominations over the last five or six years.  From this experience I've noticed…

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choices, ethics, integrity

the ethical choice

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 1 Comment

Recently I asked an adult Sunday school class, "Who is a well-known person that you trust?"  It took a little while to answer, but we came up with…

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Frederick Buechner, memoir, now and then

book review: now and then [a memoir of vocation]

Posted on Sep 26th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 0 Comments

In the book, Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation, Frederick Buechner reflects on his vocational life.  The book is separated into three chapters,…

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Apostle Paul, 1st century jew, first century jew, New Testament, history

book review: what saint paul really said

Posted on Sep 12th, 2012 - By Mark Lafler - 0 Comments

N.T. Wright is one of the foremost New Testament scholars of our time.  He is the author of multiple books on Biblical theology and the New…

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