Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Easter is for Living


The most important day on the Christian calendar, and I would argue any calendar, is only a few short days away. Easter, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, stands as the most pivotal event in all of human history. Take it away and cut the heart out of Christian worship and Christian living. I say living,

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A Prayer for Danger


Have you ever known someone who loved living dangerously? One of my best friends in high school never missed an opportunity to do something crazy. This produced a ton of great stories, but it also meant that he was almost always in some kind of trouble. He never seemed to mind; he liked it that

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Little Books that Pack a Punch


I always appreciate an author that can say more with less. Let’s be honest, it looks really impressive to walk around carrying a 1,500 page theology text book, but if you want to finish a book within the next decade, it’s probably best if you strive for a more manageable goal. The great news is,

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Fallow Ground


Sometimes you need to press the ‘reset’ button. Strike that, sometimes the ‘reset’ just gets pressed. Life gets busy. New challenges require more substantial investments of time and energy, priorities shift and mature, and deep desires exist only to lie dormant. We all like to feel that our lives have forward momentum. We like to

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David Lindell

David Lindell

David serves as the Campus Ministries Director and West Campus pastor at James River Church in Springfield, Missouri. He has theology degrees from Evangel University (BA) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM). David has written for Christianity Today and currently writes for James River Church’s blog. He is married to Becky and they have three children: Owen, Elliot, and Henley. You can follow him on Twitter @davidlindell