Clare De Graaf

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I’m a businessman, elder in one of the more conservative mega churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan and for over 25 years a full time spiritual mentor of men. I love introducing people to Jesus and truth from God’s perspective. I’m also an NPR listener and student of our culture because I want to understand how the world and a younger generation think, so I’m prepared to engage in conversations which are true to the Bible, intellectually honest and gracious.

Following Jesus is the only hope I have of living this life with purpose, energy and expectation. I hope to end my days on earth still meeting young men at Starbucks who have no interest in God, being the patriarch of my family, cheering them on to godliness, making sad people smile and the
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Discussing Faith and Politics This Thanksgiving

Recently, I was on a zoom call with a great Christian friend, who asked how he could have better conversations this Thanksgiving with his family and friends, who come from different political views.

The election is over (depending on who you talk to). But I don’t expect the controversies and strong opinions to end anytime soon. So, this Thanksgiving, if you do gather in person, how should followers Read more of this blog post »
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Clare Graaf Clare Graaf said: " I was moved to tears by Young's first book, The Shack. But, I could barely get through the first chapter of Cross Roads. The language was too flowery, as my mother used to say. There were times I had no idea what Young was saying. I've tried going ba ...more "

 

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“The goal of our lives should be nothing less that becoming so familiar with the "mind of Christ" that we could write Jesus' speeches.”
Clare De Graaf, The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple

“As I stood behind you, I sensed that God was telling me to pay for your groceries, so I did. Simple as that.”
Clare De Graaf

“[The 10-Second Rule's] power is in its simplicity, and yet it gets straight to the heart of what it means to actually follow Jesus.”
Clare De Graaf, The 10-Second Rule: Following Jesus Made Simple

“There is something inside me, some selfish beast of a subtle thing that doesn't like truth at all because it carries responsibility.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

“In our day heaven and earth are on tiptoe waiting for the emerging of a Spirit-led, Spirit-empowered people. All of creation watches expectantly for the springing up of a disciplined, freely gathered, martyr people who know in this life the power of the kingdom of God.”
Richard Foster




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