Who is This King that Demands my Life?

  Leonidas at Thermopylae     By Paul Richardson   DO YOU SEE THIS PAINTING? I SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS staring at it when I was a little boy. My dad kept a book about ancient Greece and Rome. From the time I was four or five years old, I would often pull it off the shelf, take it to …

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Improv as a Way of Life

IMPROV IS CREATIVITY ENERGIZED BY CONSTRAINT   By Paul Richardson   Winston Churchill was chided for ending a sentence with a preposition. His answer? “That is the sort of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put.” Oh my goodness! Now there’s a brain that moves like a Ferrari from 0-60 in 1.2 seconds. How on earth …

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Loved Beyond Measure

I opened up a note from Ben, a close friend of mine, who lives in West Africa. His words and reflections from Brennan Manning inspired me so deeply, and spoke so profoundly into this moment of my life. I want to pass this treasure on "into" to you as we all prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Easter.   …

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Searching for God

Are You Looking in the Wrong Direction?   Arif’s muscles strained as he worked to control his tiny watercraft. Having paddled out from the beach at sunrise with no intention to go beyond the safety of his village’s harbor, Arif wanted to dive for lobsters, fill his basket, and be home within a few hours so …

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Its Rare. Its Beautiful. Its the Secret to Living a Brilliant Life

I’ve heard the word a thousand times in a thousand different contexts. It takes many different meanings and nuances. Certain furniture is said to have it. Schools claim to teach it. We hear people lament that they can't find it any more.   Character.   What is character and why is it so essential in our quest to raise up a generation …

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Never The Same: Celebrating 50 Years Since The Peace Child

I want to invite you to view a short film called Never The Same , which documents last summer’s return of my brothers, my dad and me to the Papuan jungle village where we lived so many years ago with our tribe. The film highlights the lasting influence and impact of the message of Jesus among …

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Into the Flood (on dry land)

INTO THE Flood (on dry land) “…and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest) that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away … …

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How’s Your Love Life?

How's Your Love Life? Do you experience intimacy with your Creator? Can you look back over your life and see his footprints next to yours? Or do you just know about God through the stories about him? This message could very well change your life. Click below to listen to this audio podcast, or search …

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Stepping Over the Edge

Can you trust God with your life?  How did God create you to thrive?  In this audio podcast, Paul Richardson gives a stirring talk challenging his listeners to overcome two core Western values. Time to send shock waves through your theology… Click below to listen to this talk, or subscribe to this free podcast by …

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