Steve Holt is a pastor, teacher and author.

Husband of One. Father of Seven. Mountain Man.

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October 22, 2019

The Ax, Fire and Fear

What is it about boys and sharp objects? Even lethal objects? Something comes out in a young boy’s heart when he is confronted with fear. Fearful things bring out courage…
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September 24, 2019

I Love the Real Church

I have this picture of Jesus and his disciples sitting around a blazing fire on the Judean countryside, with a full moon lighting up the sky and a crisp, cool…
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September 10, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 9

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10, NKJV, emphasis mine). I’m reading the fascinating book, “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas. The…
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September 6, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 8

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9, NKJV) It’s quite interesting, from a historical perspective, that one of the chief statements in the Beatitudes…
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August 15, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 7

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God (Matthew 5:8, NKJV). A pure heart is a heart full. Jesus is speaking of a heart full of God,…
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August 6, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 6

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7, NKJV). Dietrich Bonhoeffer said of this verse, “As if their own needs and their own distress are not…

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The Ax, Fire and Fear

What is it about boys and sharp objects? Even lethal objects? Something comes out in a young boy’s heart when he is confronted with fear. Fearful things bring out courage or timidity. Each young man is different. Each one is confronted with the sensation of deep longing to prove oneself through fear. For some it… READ MORE

I Love the Real Church

I have this picture of Jesus and his disciples sitting around a blazing fire on the Judean countryside, with a full moon lighting up the sky and a crisp, cool desert breeze whipping up the flames. I see Jesus and his men laughing, joking and telling stories. I love that image. It’s been with me… READ MORE

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 9

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10, NKJV, emphasis mine). I’m reading the fascinating book, “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas. The book is about the heroic fight of William Wilberforce to end the slave trade in England in the 18th and 19th centuries. At the cost of his… READ MORE