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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“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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Grandmas, this is for you:
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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
Posted in Church, Faith, Life Groups, Ministry, Uncategorized Tagged Church discipleship 1 Comment
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.
Posted in Music, Worship Tagged Corporate worship, worship music 1 Comment
Hey Baby Boomers, where’d you go?
George Barna recently did what George Barna does, and conducted a study of religious change across the generations in America. Analyzing the Busters (1965-1983), the Boomers (1946-1964) and the Elders (1927-1945). There was of course a lot of data in … Continue reading
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Were not our hearts burning within us?
It’s early Sunday morning, and two followers of Jesus of Nazareth are walking down the familiar road to Emmaus. They were discussing “everything that had happened,” undoubtedly involving the tragic death of the man they had placed their hope and … Continue reading
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Not of this world.
One of Jesus’ most telling moments has to be in John 18, verse 36. He’s standing before Pilate who literally holds Jesus’ life in his hands, and Jesus has the audacity to say, “My kingdom is not of this world. … Continue reading
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