Matteo Mortelliti (90)

What's the Point of Prayer?

What do you think about when you think about prayer?I have a confession: throughout my life I’ve had moments of skepticism regarding the value of prayer. Does prayer accomplish anything or is it simply wishful thinking? Over the years I’ve learned that a lot of…

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The Good News of Election

It was on my 6 hour drive home from my Pentecostal Bible College of which I had recently graduated, that I got serious about being a calvinist.I was listening to a series of lectures on TULIP, and by the time I arrived home, I walked…

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The Challenge of Solitude

We are addicted to being busy.In the western culture at least, we love to achieve, excel, and be persistently hurried to move on to the next thing. More than ever we need space to practice solitude, to be away from the noise, the frenzied lifestyle…

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Confessions of an Introverted Pastor

I sometimes get the feeling that being a pastor is like fitting a square peg in a round hole. It's as if something's not fitting right -- something's missing. The ideal pastor, in my mind, is someone who always want to be around people. He’s the spotlight…

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How to Start Your Craft

One of most important lessons I'm learning is to love my craft even when nobody cares. Learning this lesson is an important first step in getting started on whatever it is you want to accomplish. One of the best and hardest advice I've heard on creativity is from William…

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