Active Faith

The Fourth Man in the Fire

My good friend Doyle Moore died on Sunday February 22nd, one hour after watching me preach on the Coral Ridge Live-stream from a hospital bed in Boston. Doyle was an elder at Coral Ridge, a Liberate board member, and one of my greatest encouragers. He had cancer. And he had been suffering with his cancer […]

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A Word of Thanks to Those Who Volunteer

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23 NIV). In no endeavor is this scripture more true than in volunteer service. When there is no personal gain to be had for work, it is truly an effort unto the Lord that we […]

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The Tale of Saint Patrick

March 17, known around the world as St. Patrick’s Day, is a national holiday celebrated in Ireland with great joy, and Americans join in as well. It is traditional for Irish Americans and others to commemorate the occasion by the “wearing of the green,” putting on clothing in the national color of Ireland, often in […]

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Why We stand For 40 Days and Pray

“When I went to have my abortion, if there was someone standing and praying in front of the center, I don’t think I would have gone through with it,” said Tewannah Aman, who had an abortion as an 18 year-old. “If I had seen someone holding a sign, as I now do, that read ‘I […]

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Helping the Homeless with LoveBags

Born out of a call to be doers of the Word and not just hearers of it, Bob Denison, a yacht broker from Fort Lauderdale, and his friends began a ministry known as LoveBags. Desiring to reach the homeless for Christ in a real and tangible way, Denison and a group of friends from Calvary […]

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Ten Reasons Why the Church Should Not Abandon Politics

Recent events have raised the issue: Should the pulpit always avoid politics? It depends on what we mean by “politics;” it demeans the pulpit to use it for partisan politics. But here are ten reasons why I don’t think politics and religion should (or even can) be completely separate:   1) The Word of God […]

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I’m Loving ‘Em!

I think every month should be the love month, not just February. Why do we go overboard and pour out love in all kinds of ways in one month on one particular day? Love, one of the most powerful things in life, can also be the most difficult. It’s also the most fun when you […]

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A Place for Jewish Friends to Learn About Jesus

Many Christians have often asked the question, “How do I share my faith with my Jewish friends in a loving and sensitive way.” That question is ultimately what led Michael and Mimi Finesilver, Jewish believers themselves, to bring an unlikely group of people together in their home on Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Shabbat is a […]

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