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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IS YOUR SON THE NEXT SCHOOL SHOOTER? How to Prevent Your Worst Nightmare
May 30, 2018

The school shootings just keep coming, as we should have guessed by now they would. Without the intervention of teacher Jason Seaman, Noblesville, Indiana would no doubt have been the third mass shooting in a school in 2018, preceded by Santa Fe, Texas, that took ten lives, and Parkland, Florida […] [READ MORE]



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PLAYGROUND FAITH In a Toys R'nt Us World
April 11, 2018

Our church took a step of faith this month, spending about $10,000 on a new playground that should serve us for another twenty years. But the faith had nothing to do with raising money. Being a frugal bunch, we had been setting aside funds for capital improvements for years. No […] [READ MORE]



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SEVEN KEYS TO LIFE-LONG LOVE: Valentine Advice for Women
February 14, 2018

“Dear Pastor, Please help. My man has gone into a shell and I can’t get him out. He used to be attentive, warm, and affectionate, but now he lives in his own world. Don’t get me wrong. I know he loves me. He works hard and pays the bills, and helps around […] [READ MORE]



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SEVEN KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL ROMANCE: Valentine Advice for Men
February 7, 2018

My senses were assaulted at Wal-Mart last night. I strolled in, minding my own business, looking for our favorite frozen desert, when the smell of flowers and candy and a huge splash of red and pink displays hit my eyeballs like a baseball bat. “Oh, yeah! Valentines!” Call me distracted, but donrsquo;t […] [READ MORE]



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THE MEMORY TREE
December 20, 2017

The tree appears like magic every year, the day after Thanksgiving. Rising from the floor to its full seven feet, adorned with lights and nothing else, a green canvas of branches waiting to be adorned by the master artist I married. From old boxes emerge simple ornaments, each a reminder of […] [READ MORE]



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OF SEX AND FLAG FOOTBALL Thoughts on Rampant Sexual Assault
December 7, 2017

My dad, Schafer J. Skelton Jr., never played flag football. That puzzled us because we knew he was on three Conference and two State championship teams in high school, earning all-state guard honors in 1950. Mom asked him once, when the men at a church outing were dividing into teams […] [READ MORE]



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ECSTASY THY NAME IS CHASTITY Seven Ways Married Sex is Best
September 27, 2017

Yes, that is a very COSMO-like headline for a preacher’s blog. But we live in the COSMO generation. We’ve bought into the idea that the best sex is low on commitment, high on recreation, and all about the right “moves.” Guess what? The best sex isn’t about the right moves. In […] [READ MORE]



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JESUS, COLBERT & SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
July 26, 2017

You’ve probably seen the meme with Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show on NBC, holding a Bible next to a picture of Jesus saying, “I would like to read to you what Jesus said about homosexuality … I’d like to, but he never said anything about it.” Colbert ran this […] [READ MORE]