Author Archives: Brent Juliot

Is It Soup Yet?

This analogy probably wasn’t George Barna’s in the first place, but he brought it to my attention with the title of his book The Frog in the Kettle. The idea is that if you drop a frog into a shallow kettle of boiling water, the frog won’t die. It will react to the heat and

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Joy Alone

Call it a strange new hobby. I can’t stop viewing them, at least one a day, sometimes two. You see, I came across a website dedicated to sharing the testimonies of new believers. Specifically, they are people who have come out of a major American pseudo-Christian religion to find—in the true Church—a real personal relationship

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No Regrets!

The old man was speaking Nynorsk. As a relative translated for us, this Norwegian Christian man described something that had happened decades ago in his small village. He told of a former prest (pastor) of the local congregation, a man for whom he had great respect. This prest felt a growing concern about the issue

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Why Suffer?

Life can be difficult, and it often is. Some of the stories inside this Faith & Fellowship present real-life trials that some of God’s people have experienced. Reading about them, we cannot help but wrestle with the question: What is the point of suffering? There’s no 400-word answer to that. In fact, no complete answer

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An Undeserved Gift

Immediately after preaching at a community worship service sponsored by our local Evangelical Pastors Fellowship, I was approached by a friend who was a veteran pastor in another denomination. “I enjoyed the message, but you really had me worried for a while there,” he said. “I couldn’t see where you were going with it, but

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Scot-Free

I was Joe Cool. With a newly minted provisional driver’s license in my pocket, I drove my dad’s 1974 Chevy El Camino around town—the envy, I assumed, of all my friends. One fateful summer evening, Joe Cool cruised up the driveway through the open garage door, and mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake

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