Monthly Archives: April 2012

Are you disillusioned with your church?

Do the people at your church ever annoy you? Maybe it’s gone beyond annoyance.  Maybe you’ve been hurt by your local church. Perhaps it’s the leadership.  Maybe the pastor seems to be more interested in politics than he does the … Continue reading

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My dilemma…

“In an article published in Christian Century, Jackson Carroll reports that a survey of the reading habits of evangelical clergy reveals that no theologian is among their favorite authors, no theology is among their most recently read books, and no … Continue reading

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Reading your Bible without missing the point (part 1): prescriptive versus descriptive.

I’ve decided to offer a few thoughts about some of the ways that those in my theological tradition often read the Bible.  I realize this might be a touchy subject.  Some readers, if they are thoughtful, might be challenged about … Continue reading

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And then there’s this…

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Tubby time.

Grandmas, this is for you:

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Small groups.

In 1905, John Vincent (a leader in the movement we call “Sunday School”) made a prediction about the future of his movement: “In the future the Sunday school will be less like a school and more like a home.  Its … Continue reading

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Alive inside.

Worship is about more than music. Worship is about a life led. Singing is just one small part of worship. But perhaps music awakens something within us that nothing else can.

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