Author Archives: Andrew Hoffman

Thinking and Doing Equals Learning

I’ve spent most of these past few months checking off tasks from the myriad to-do lists that come with serving as pastor.  It’s been a “doer” kind of a season. As we’ve launched certain initiatives and life rolls into a … Continue reading

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Gospel Power, Gospel Academy

I’m still growing.  Recently, God brought an area of spiritual un-health to my attention and I began to pray for healing.  With what I believe to be the insight of the Holy Spirit I was able to connect up some incidents in my … Continue reading

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Defining “the Gospel” Well.

Like most teachers of the Bible, I notice the word “gospel” comes out of my mouth with great frequency.  Most of the time people seem to understand what I’m talking about but, in private moments I wonder if I’ve sufficiently … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Radical Transparency from The Fall by Albert Camus

I’m just re-reading The Fall, by Albert Camus, the early 20th C. French Existentialist.  Since High School it has been on my shelf of “great books.”  A recent church leadership team discussion had us grappling with how we share our … Continue reading

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Which Bible Translation?

When the King James Version (KJV) was the only game in town, it must have been nice to have everyone literally “on the same page” during corporate Bible study.  Things couldn’t remain that way, however, because the KJV was translated … Continue reading

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Triangular Living

A natural human tendency is what I call “linear” living.  As we conduct our daily business we operate with a sense of self, on  the one side, and, on the other, the person or task currently before us.  God calls … Continue reading

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I'm a Christian, Now What? (Part 2)

You’ve just taken the big step.  You placed your faith in Jesus Christ.  You are probably wondering what’s next.  The first answer is that there are a lot of things you could do.  This is a relationship with a living … Continue reading

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I'm a Christian, Now What? (Part 1)

You’ve just taken the big step.  You placed your faith in Jesus Christ.  You are probably wondering what’s next.  The first answer is that there are a lot of things you could do.  This is a relationship with a living … Continue reading

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Accountability

Accountability is a discipline fraught with spiritual landmines.   In fact, most of us would prefer to avoid it altogether.  For clarity’s sake, by accountability I’m talking about speaking truth to someone to correct behavior or thinking.  The problem with … Continue reading

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I'm a Christian, Now What? (Part 3)

You’ve just taken the big step.  You placed your faith in Jesus Christ.  You are probably wondering what’s next.  The first answer is that there are a lot of things you could do.  This is a relationship with a living … Continue reading

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