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Peter DeHaan

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Peter DeHaan, PhD, writes about biblical Christianity. 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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Enhance Community: Sharing a Meal Matters

Enhance Community: Sharing a Meal Matters

Today, we’ll go to a United Methodist church, our first visit to a widely recognized denomination. They know how to enhance community by sharing a meal.

Consider these four discussion questions about Church #9:

1. Their services are traditional. I wonder if I should dress up, but their website doesn’t say. Though my casual attire is out of place, no one s

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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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