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Josh Gores

  • Recently, as my wife and I laid our toddler down to sleep we read from his Bible this really incredible story of faith. The people of Israel had escaped Egypt through God’s powerful hand, they crossed the Jordan River, and they prepared to

  • “Hi Josh! How are you doing today?” Who had said that, who knew my name? I turned my head and there was the manager of my gym with a broad smile on his face and genuine care for how my day was going so far. The question caught me off guard and I

  • As people gathered in churches across the globe this past weekend there was the familiar exchange and refrain of “He is Risen!” “He is Risen indeed!” It was Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday, depending on your upbringing. The corporate

  • Saying, “goodbye” is a hard thing to do. Certainly it may depend on the situation and the people that are involved but to bid farewell to a person you love, a person you care for, is never easy even when the parting is for a relatively short

  • Have you ever heard the story of the man who bought a $10,000 parrot for his mother? It could speak in forty different languages and do half a dozen other tricks. The day came where it was delivered and the man never heard back from his mom.

  • The story of the shepherds is a pretty familiar one for many during the Christmas season. The story of these sheep herders has been told in church pageants, Christmas parades, songs, and even movies. And yet, while there is familiarity within

  • In 2017, my wife was pregnant with our first child. We had just recently found out that we were going to be having a boy and we were thick in trying to come up with names for our little guy. This wasn’t just a pick-and-choose exercise, we wanted

  • The Christmas season is upon us. Stores may have had their giant Santa inflatables and plastic Rudolph up for months but there is something about this time, these first few days after Thanksgiving, which usher in the coming season. Lights are

  • Advent is a season of anticipation and hopefulness; it is a time in which we rejoice in the One who has come, the One who has conquered sin and death, the One who has perfectly fulfilled God’s promise of a Savior.

  • So often, it feels as though the faith of many, myself included, can become a part of a compartmentalized approach to our lives. Rather than being something that guides, and forms, and defines the way in which we live, the gospel becomes part of

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