Dane Skelton
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Dane Skelton is the Pastor of Faith Community Church and the author of Jungle Flight: Spiritual Adventures at the Ends of the Earth, a book of true stories from the ministry of JAARS (formerly Jungle Aviation and Radio Service). His second book, Papua Pilot: Flying the Bible to the Last Lost Peoples, co-authored with the late Paul Westlund, is now available on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.


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POSTMODERN PATH TO JESUS
January 24, 2018

“Evangelism is a process and God is the author of it.” I learned that proverb the hard way in the 1980’s when, as per my seminary’s requirements, I tried each week to lead total strangers to Christ using a four-step presentation of the gospel. I was never any good at […] [READ MORE]



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FRANCIS COLLINS FINDS THE LIGHT
December 13, 2017

In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (John 1:4NIV)  We call Christmas the season of light in no small part because of the meaning of this verse. But what are we to make of this mysterious word? How was Jesus the light of men? Famed geneticist Francis Collinsrsquo;s […] [READ MORE]



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KRISTEN'S STORY
August 30, 2017

Kristen Zerbato is one of FCC's newest members. I'm delighted she agreed to share her Alpha story with us today. DS.I moved to South Boston a little over a year ago, not knowing a soul.  All it took was one kind gesture from Sally Smiley, inviting me to lunch one […] [READ MORE]



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THE LIGHT IN THEIR EYES
August 23, 2017

It has happened too many times to be a coincidence. My wife and I will meet someone new and comment to one another later, “I think she’s a believer. I just sense that she is.” Sure enough, as we come to know the person better our intuitions are confirmed. I call […] [READ MORE]



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JESUS'S UN-AMERICAN DREAM
August 9, 2017

Michael Jordan, principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets and one of the greatest professional basketball players ever, retired from the court in 2003 as one of the game’s wealthiest contestants. The owner of the Chicago Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf, for whom Jordan played most of his career, remarked at the […] [READ MORE]



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RENDEZVOUS WITH JESUS
June 21, 2017

A new friend sat across the table at the local deli, eager to tell me what had happened to him. “On the third week, when Nicky Gumble led in prayer, I prayed with him and gave everything to God. I told God I couldn’t do anything without him and didn’t want […] [READ MORE]



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ISIS, JONAH, NINEVEH, AND US
April 20, 2017

Immigration and refugees were powder-keg issues in the 2016 presidential elections and remain pivotal today. A dear friend of mine, a former Muslim and native of the Middle East, who is now an American citizen with multiple ministries to Muslims, has a unique perspective on these issues. I asked his […] [READ MORE]



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OF JEOPARDY AND BIBLICAL EPICS
March 29, 2017

The game show Jeopardy is an occasional evening indulgence. Answering correctly, before the contestants, is the big draw, and fun when it happens, but let’s just say that I’m never tempted to audition, except when the Bible is the category. Alex Trebek became the host of the hit game show […] [READ MORE]



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EMBRACING YOUR JESUS CRISIS
February 22, 2017

There is an old story about a gathering of people listening to recitations of the 23rd Psalm. One man everyone wanted to hear was a well-known actor with a deep melodious voice. He wasn’t a particularly spiritual man, but he appreciated the Psalm and was happy to comply. He stood […] [READ MORE]



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YOU ARE WORTH IT
June 22, 2016

News of the missing pilot and the massive search for him headlined global media. Authorities initially believed that sometime on September 3, 2007, Steve Fossett, the first person to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon, had made an emergency landing in the vast Nevada landscape. Hundreds of search teams were […] [READ MORE]



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GOD'S LOVE AND CHOCOLATE CAKE
June 8, 2016

On one of my early dates with the woman who would become my wife I told her, “I love you.” I’ll never forget how she replied. “I love chocolate cake. What does that mean?” She was skeptical of a guy who would say he loved her with so little understanding of […] [READ MORE]



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ALPHA: The Anti-Sales-Pitch Gospel
September 2, 2015

It is called the Rule of Seven and it was developed by marketing expert Dr. Jeffery Lant. It is one of the reasons that Christianity has become so distasteful to so many people in western civilization. The Rule of Seven states that, “to penetrate the buyer’s consciousness and make significant penetration […] [READ MORE]