Author archive: Stephen Woodrow

Missional
Church Planting and YOU
February 21, 2018
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Some of us here at Crossroads Church Aspen just returned from the official launch of one of our partner churches, Sandbox Church in Houston, Texas. It was such a joy to sit back and see so many “marketplace” people organizing, serving and leading. It was an amazing morning and an amazing gathering of people all […]
Devotional
Getting Over God Not Doing What We Want
January 5, 2018
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    It is a New Year. And with a New Year come new challenges as well as new opportunities. In this transition season from 2017 into 2018 I have been led to 1 Kings chapters 17-19 looking at the beginning of Elijah’s ministry. God’s question to Elijah has become God’s question to my heart. […]
Inspiration
A Vision for Aging
November 8, 2017
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Do you have a vision for aging? Maybe you are like most people and know that aging is inevitable, but don’t want to think about it. Some are in denial and even try to fight it. My hair started turning gray early. I am pretty much fully gray now at almost 54. I recently told […]
Missional Theology
Globalization and Spiritual Warfare
July 31, 2017
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Is globalization good? Well, yes and no. I am not going to deal with geo-politics in this blog necessarily, but the spiritual warfare reality behind globalization. Tragically, many Christians are reading their Bibles and living their life with more of a worldly worldview than a biblical worldview. The Bible from beginning to end can only […]
Christian Life Devotional
What is Eternal Life?
May 19, 2017
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All Christians are familiar with the term “eternal life.” But when asked what it actually “is” not much is given beyond the answer that when we die we will be with God forever. This of course is true, but it misses the important reality that “eternal life” is not just an experience for the future […]
Inspiration Theology
Be Careful When You Say: Always or Never
February 15, 2017
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God has a sense of humor. How do I know? Because it seems like every time I carelessly use the words “always” or “never” I end up eating my words. I told my grandmother for years I would “never” drink coffee. She put a twenty-dollar bill in her journal that I would. I am a […]
Christian Life Inspiration
M.A.N.
January 2, 2017
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If statistics hold true, the majority of people reading this blog will be women. So ladies, this is for you too. This will encourage you how best to pray for your man or it will give guidance on the kind of man you should be waiting for. Please pass this along to your man. From […]
Church Tough Issues
Securing the Blessings of Liberty
November 5, 2016
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The presidential election is just a couple days away and our nation is more confused, fearful and polarized than at any time in history even more so than the civil war era. Our American culture is a reflection of our elected officials. In other words, we get what we deserve. There are several things that […]
Christian Life Inspiration
“More Blessed”
August 5, 2016
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Two of my favorite passages on giving in the New Testament are Luke 6:38 and Acts 20:35. These two passages are incredible promises from God. A lot of people get upset when pastors talk about money. Why? Well there are a lot of reasons, but we have to remember that Jesus talked about money more […]
Inspiration Tough Issues
Freedom from Identification Confusion
May 28, 2016
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Why is there so much identification confusion today? It is not that it is something new. These issues have been around throughout history. They are however, new in their prominence in American Culture. In reality we all have some level of identification confusion. We all wrestle with identity questions. Why was I born male or […]