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Sweating Our Faith

By Mike Glenn Last year, I started working with a trainer. You know, I meet a guy every day at the gym and he tortures me for the next hour. For him, I’m not doing good unless I’m feeling bad. If I haven’t crumpled over in agony, grabbed a torn muscle or thrown up sometime […]



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Sweating Our Faith


Taking Love For Granted

By Mike Glenn Taking Love for Granted Every once in a while, a couple will come by and talk to me about their marriage. Things aren’t the same, they’ll tell me and they’ll wonder if they’re “falling out of love”. What seems to be the problem? Nothing, they’ll say. Everything, they’ll tell me. Give me […]



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Every Family Has Chores

By Mike Glenn When I was young, I couldn’t wait until I grew up. When I grew up, I told myself, no one was going to make me do chores ever again. When I was big, I wouldn’t have to mow the grass before I went out to play, or empty the trash before meeting […]



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And Then There’s Recruiting Season

By Mike Glenn One of the things I still carry from my southern upbringing in my love for college football. I live for Saturdays in the fall. For me and most of my friends, there was football season, spring practice and recruiting. Our discussions were always about who has the best quarterback, which defense could […]



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Somebody Better Than Me (Mike Glenn)

I had a long dinner conversation with my friend, Mike Glenn, Wednesday evening, when I was in Nashville to speak at New Room. This post is the kind of wisdom I have come to learn from Mike every time we are together.  Most parents have experienced the humbling moment of realizing they can’t beat their […]



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Somebody Better Than Me (Mike Glenn)


Peace Means Storms Are On The Outside (Mike Glenn)

Peace Means Storms Are On the Outside, by Mike Glenn One of the great pleasures of being a grandparent is listening to your children complain about how hard it is to be a parent. “What is it with a three year old,” my son said. “I thought we were through the terrible twos. Where did […]



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Peace Means Storms Are On The Outside (Mike Glenn)


Never To Old To Be An Orphan

By Mike Glenn Early in my ministry, I led the funeral service for a 97-year-old matriarch of the small county seat church I was serving. Leaving the graveside, Charlie, her 65-year old son and the youngest of four children, fell to pieces. As the old folks say, he had a complete “come apart”. He collapsed […]



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Never To Old To Be An Orphan


The Pastor Said: “I’ll Never Graduate!” Why?

By Mike Glenn You’ll Never Graduate I can still remember when I earned my final degree. I walked across the stage, accepted my diploma, shook hands with a bunch of people I didn’t know, walked off the stage and vowed never to read another book again. If I ever saw a list of required reading, […]



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The Pastor Said: “I’ll Never Graduate!” Why?


There’s More Than One Verse in the Pro-Life Hymn

By Mike Glenn Most evangelicals are pro-life and while we may disagree at the exact moment when we believe life begins, most evangelicals would find themselves on the pro-life side of the spectrum. Most of us do not believe in abortion on demand, and we have a growing discomfort with terminating a pregnancy the longer […]



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There’s More Than One Verse in the Pro-Life Hymn


The Fear of Not Wanting to Know in the First Place

By Mike Glenn According to those people who stay up late at night and wonder about these things, our culture is suffering an epidemic of anxiety caused by FOMO, or, the Fear of Missing Out. According to this theory, we have become so connected and intertwined with the world around us through our digital gadgets […]



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The Fear of Not Wanting to Know in the First Place