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The Secret of the Mysteryof the Christmas Spirit {Part 1}

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | December 8, 2016

The evidence of Christmas being in full swing is everywhere you look. We’re singing Christmas songs in church; decorations line every street and every aisle in every store. Trees have been purchased, school plays are being attended, and the College Football Playoff teams have been announced. Yep, it’s that time of year! Black Friday and […]

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Thoughts On A Contentious Election

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | November 8, 2016

Seven Hopes for the 2016 Christian Citizen I am writing this blog entry on the eve of the most contentious, controversial, and dramatic election of my lifetime. Watching the narrative that is this “campaign” season seems more like, at times, a bad reality show instead of the greatest country on earth exercising the beautiful gift […]

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Did You Know 100 Million Christians Face This?

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | October 10, 2016

Did you know more than 100 million Christians are persecuted for their faith? Can you imagine how isolating it must be for some believers in countries where they might only know one other Christian? As many of you have heard me share, last year I have the opportunity to travel with Open Doors to meet […]

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Welcoming Jeff Wallace, Executive Director for The LIFT Tour & YPS

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | September 6, 2016

In just over twenty years, Student Leadership University’s ministry has grown from 50 students and one conference to a now comprehensive and holistic leadership development journey. Our programs now consist of Student Leadership University 101, 201, 301 and 401, Youth Pastor Summit conferences in 6 states, and twenty-three stops on The Lift Tour. In recent […]

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This Year Doesn’t Have to be Average

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | August 30, 2016

By now the new-car-smell on all the back to school gear is beginning to dissipate as the routine of another semester settles in. Many of you have no doubt re-mastered the art of hitting the snooze button on your phone or clock just the right amount of times and still able to ensure an on-time […]

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Thoughts Concerning the Orlando Shooting

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | June 13, 2016

It’s 4:30 AM and JFK International Airport is moving at a slow-crawl type of pace. People are deplaning their red-eye flights wondering what time zone they are in, and others are thinking that the first flight of the day option of the ticket they purchased two months ago would have been a much wiser choice. […]

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January Disappointment

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | January 11, 2016

Is it possible to be a fan of the new year while simultaneously hating the month of January?!? In any case, this is my mindset. I’m looking forward to all the possibilities a new year can bring, but feel like the first month doesn’t quite live up to the hype. January feels like a promised […]

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The Secret of the Mysteryof the Christmas Spirit {Part 2}

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | December 17, 2015

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is stroll on over to the Epcot theme park that is part of Walt Disney World and enjoy the Candlelight Processional. If you know anything about this particular theme park, then you are aware that a significant portion of the park is the World Showcase. The […]

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The Secret of the Mysteryof the Christmas Spirit {Part 3}

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | November 21, 2015

As I think back on that night at Epcot, I don’t know if it was the clear starry night, the massive choir, the 50-piece orchestra, the narrator reading from the Scriptures, or the fact that I was sitting with my family, but these were my thoughts. I came home, and began to scribble and type […]

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In the Fullness of Times: Week Three

By Brent Crowe, Ph.D | December 17, 2014

small enough…BIG ENOUGH   Each year it seems like Christmas comes rushing at us like the Polar Express. Before we were ever able to focus on its true meaning and significance, it is gone and we are off to another year. In an effort to guard my own heart from the white noise of what […]

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