Author Archives: Pastor Andrew

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.

The End of an Era

This is the final post in 2thesource history. Please observe a moment of silence before reading further. Five years ago I kicked off 2thesource as a tool for equipping the church at LifePoint. Half a decade, 702 blogs, and nearly … Continue reading

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Read the Entire Bible: 6 Benefits

I recently finished Revelation 22, the final chapter of the Bible. Several months ago I started in Genesis 1, and begin plowing straight through. I was a freshman in college the first time I read through the entire Bible in … Continue reading

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The Myth and the Reality of World Peace

World Peace. What would it be like? What would it look like? How different would the world operate if humankind could all get on the same page? These are questions many people have stopped asking. The dream of world peace … Continue reading

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Platform by Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt knows what he is talking about. I just finished his 2012 book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It is a step-by-step guide to building a platform. Literally, if you are looking to get noticed, build a … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for the Crusades

In recent years it has become en vogue for Christians to apologize for the sins of ancient cross-bearers. I run into a lot of younger Christians who enthusiastically pick up this mantle. I think there are at least 3 reasons … Continue reading

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Bad Idea: Having a Baby With a Demon

It is never a good to have a baby with a demon. I am here to argue that it is also never possible. I have 6 basic reasons I don’t think women can (or ever have) procreated with spirit-beings, followed … Continue reading

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4 Reasons To Preach the Old Testament

We preach the Old Testament at LifePoint. We preach it a lot. And we like it. I was asked this question recently: “Why do you preach from the Old Testament so much, aren’t Christians only supposed to learn the New … Continue reading

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New Kid On the LPC Block: Pastor Michael Anderson

I love writing blogs like this one. If you have been connected with life @ LifePoint these last 5 years, you know that change is a big part of our DNA. Growth always means change and change has a way … Continue reading

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The Love of God’s Gospel: Clearing the Fog on Same-Sex

I shouldn’t be writing this today. Statistically, if you are reading this post after reading yesterday’s post and Monday’s post, you are an anomaly. With so much else to click on from your timeline or inbox, this blog has technically … Continue reading

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Homosexuality, The Church, and the Mythical Third Way

The events taking place in American culture this past week have encouraged a number of people to engage (or re-engage) the issue of homosexuality and the church. Some have called this “the issue of our time.” I think that is … Continue reading

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