No Buddies in Bethlehem

December 11, 2020

Road trip! But not in the back of a minivan. This trip was on foot. Roughly 65 miles to be exact. Nazareth to Jerusalem. This was Passover. An annual celebration of God’s protective hand. Liberty. Freedom. Passover. Jesus, at 12. A boy… emerging as a young man. No doubt familiar communities collected in Jerusalem. A […]

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Shame on Mary

December 4, 2020

Before the miracles, gossip. Before the cross, whispers. Before an empty tomb, rumors. Before the swaddling clothes, a pregnant, unmarried teenager. Before glorious praise, scandal. Before Magi worship, neighborhood humiliation. Before confidence, doubt. “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Gabriel“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit […]

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Danny… The Expanded Story of Grace

November 20, 2020

19. Still a teenager, but with enough pain, brokenness, confusion and trauma to cover a lifetime. Drugs, alcohol, violence were the white noise of Danny’s existence. Then, desperation, a weapon, and an unsuspecting victim. At gun point Danny held up a man who confessed to having none of the cash that Danny hoped to retrieve. […]

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Then Danny…

November 13, 2020

It started with an invitation to share a bit of your personal story. A dozen of us. My YFC USA Cabinet. Some with stories that mirror mine… Then Danny… In the early days of Youth For Christ, it was Billy. Passionate. Powerful. Focused. Vigilant. Fierce. Humble. Gentle. Billy. Then Danny… New York City, not Charlotte. […]

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William Franklin Graham.

November 7, 2020

Billy. Just Billy. November 7, 1918 102 years ago. On the outer edges of Charlotte, a baby. A boy. A masterpiece. A promise. Time may erode the echo of his voice, but it will never silence the power of his message. Christ. And Christ alone. Billy, at 27. The first full-time Evangelist in Youth For […]

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I Googled It

October 30, 2020

Leadership? Yes, please. And so I Googled it. “Books on leadership”. And guess what didn’t appear? The Bible. Did God delegate the definition of great leadership to business or military minds? Did He run out of time to help guide us toward effective and wise and thoughtful leadership? Certainly, we see living examples in scripture. […]

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“It’s complicated.”

October 23, 2020

I’ve said that many times, especially recently. Politics. Platforms. Justice. Mercy. Medicine. Weather. Economics. Immigration. Law enforcement. Elections. Relationships. Opinions. Complicated. Right? And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your […]

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He Saw… and so should we

October 16, 2020

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. (John 9:1)   A recent trip to downtown Denver on the local RTD train provided transportation and a bit more.   Masks on. Space provided. Miles covered.   Once downtown, a walk to a beautifully renovated office building, and the assignment at hand. I […]

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Tattooed

October 9, 2020

It was in May of 2019 that my heart was moved beyond expectation. A heart tattooed. Marked indelibly by an experience in juvenile detention. An experience with Jesus. Now, roughly eighteen months later… I still wake in the middle of the night and think about KB. I wonder. I ache. I pray. The story of […]

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The Profile Page of God

October 2, 2020

A profile. A personal resume. Facebook calls it an About Intro… With icons. Short narratives. And a few locations. Me. Dan Wolgemuth. 65 years distilled. So, the question surfaces. If God had to fill out a profile… something He would put on LinkedIn or Instagram or Facebook, what would it be?   Actually, He did. […]

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