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Author: Alec Zacaroli

Alec Zacaroli joined Burke Community Church in 2020, following a 20-year career in law and 7 years in journalism. He received a Master in Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2019, and also holds a Juris Doctor from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from George Washington University. He and his wife, Amy, have four children, Nick, Sophie, Hannah and Rebecca.In 2003, Alec and Amy founded 25:40 (, a ministry dedicated to bringing the hope of Christ to orphaned and vulnerable children in rural, poverty-stricken areas of South Africa, where Alec lived as a child. In addition to their passion for the least of these, Alec and Amy enjoy hiking, exercising together, traveling, and most especially (as former reporters) reading and writing.Alec’s call to ministry became clear to him through John 14:6 – when he found the imperative of sharing the truth that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and the only path to the Father was his reason for being.
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Whole Life Evangelism Part 4: Logos and Evangelism

In this series, we are looking what it means to live a life on mission for God. Or, put another way, to practice what I call whole-life evangelism. In this, our final, post, we’ll explore why our ability to explain and defend the gospel is so critical to our witness. St. Francis of Assisi is

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Whole Life Evangelism Part 3: Our Pathos and Our Evangelism

In this series, we are looking what it means to live a life on mission for God. Or, put another way, to practice what I call whole-life evangelism. In this post, we’ll explore why our love, expressed in action and empathy, is such an important part of our witnessing Christ. Last week, I had the

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The Blessing of Our Common Confession

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. – 1 Tim. 3:16 This is the fourth post in a series in which we are looking at

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The Power of Ordinary People

In the era of “influencers,” it seems the power of being ordinary has been lost.  Ordinary is an anathema to the religion of social media. It’s the purgatory of the not “followed”, the curse of the not “liked.”  Ordinary doesn’t stand out. It’s barely noticed. It’s the state of being there, but that’s about it.

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Pray for Those In Authority; Yes Even Putin

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. – 1 Tim. 2:1-2 In this series, we are looking at Paul’s

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Having the Courage to be Humble

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in

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When A Little Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. But the goal of

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A Walk Through 1 Timothy

I recently was challenged to read a book of the bible 50 times, reading it through in one sitting each time. Never one to shy from a challenge, I decided to do it. (And no, Gen Z’s, I won’t fall for the cinnamon challenge… again.) Well, I just passed my twelfth read of Paul’s first

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The Promised Land Here

The mention of Martin Luther King Jr.’s name typically conjures up an image in my mind.  An image of a man at a podium fiercely proclaiming the word of God as it applies to the struggles of the oppressed.  And usually I recall some variation of those famous words King delivered to striking sanitation workers

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He is Our True Peace

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest. And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” – Luke 2:14 “On earth peace among men.”  These words rung out from heaven upon the birth of Jesus Christ.  The

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