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Peter DeHaan

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Peter DeHaan, PhD, writes about biblical spirituality. He urges Christians to push past status quo faith and reexamine their spiritual practices.

Many people feel church let them down. Peter seeks to encourage them as they search for a place to belong.

He’s not afraid to ask tough questions. This sometimes makes religious people squirm, but he does this out of love to encourage them to become more of who God intends them to be.

Peter earned his doctorate from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, awarded with high distinction.

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Reflecting on Church #12: Focus on God, Not the Minister

Reflecting on Church #12: Focus on God, Not the Minister



With our journey of visiting fifty-two churches over, I can reflect more on the complete experience. Today, I’ll add to my thoughts about Church #12.





52 Churches, A Yearlong Journey Encountering God, His Church, by Peter DeHaan, PhD



This United Methodist Church drew me. I wanted to make a return trip, attending for a full month. That would allow us to experience their variations of service styles.





However, when I lea

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message 2: by Grace

Grace Gayle Thank you for your friendship Peter
After burning out from nine years of a difficult ministry in an Ontario Housing complex, and the deaths of my father and brother, I plunged into the deepest, darkest hole you could imagine. As anger, fear, depression and loneliness engulfed me, I poured out my emotions.
God, who are You?
God, if You love me, show me.
God, why didn’t You protect me?
Our Ministry specializes in helping individuals heal from, Depression, Oppression, Low self- esteem, Codependency & Emotional Wounds.
www.healingourbrokenness.com


message 1: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Peter,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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