Author Archives: Dana Dill

About Dana Dill

I am a happy slave to Jesus, thankful husband to Chawna, delighted daddy to Daisy Jane & Penny Lane. I teach at Capo Valley Christian School & Biola University. I'm here on assignment (Acts 20:24).

The Time I Was Rebuked to Trust Jesus By Reading Harry Potter

I am currently reading through Harry Potter for the first time (and loving it). In The Order of the Pheonix (the book I am currently reading), I was struck by the rebuke that the cranky Phineas Nigellius gave to Harry … Continue reading

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Why Did My Family Join a Church Plant?

If you follow any of my social media handles, you probably know my wife and I have recently become members of a church plant in my hometown, San Clemente, California. Our journey to church planting hasn’t been quick, but the … Continue reading

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The Danger of ‘Active Christianity’

Take a moment and allow a heart check-up. James Houston: This century is possibly the first one in which action has been emphasized and valued more than contemplation. Today we do things. We think contemplation wastes time, produces nothing, and … Continue reading

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Several Bible Reading Plans for 2018

Alright, let’s talk about reading the whole Bible in 2018. But first, before we start with the various plans, allow a few preliminary words. First, here are a few reasons reading all the Bible in 2017 should excite you. Second, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Deny Yourself?

Jesus said if anyone wants to follow him they must “deny himself” (Matthew 16:24). But what does it mean to deny yourself? William Barclay answered well: “To deny oneself means in every moment of life to say no to self, … Continue reading

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Seven Directions for Singing in Church

Christians are a singing people. Our Savior, whom we strive to imitate, sings (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26). Our Scriptures command us to sing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). Our perfect salvation compels us to sing (Psalm 96:1-2). Our gatherings are saturated … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Graduation Blessing

Joshua McNall gave a beautifully unconventional graduation blessing to the class of 2017: Class of 2017, hear these words: May you fail  [long pause] … to seek significance in the plastic trinkets of this world / things like money, power, and fame. … Continue reading

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