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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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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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Parenting Emerging Adults: Myths and Realities

 This is an assignment I had to do for my master’s program.  I’m certainly no expert in parenting young adults, but maybe someone will find this helpful.  So here ya go! Parenting Emerging Adults: Myths and Realities I’ve never parented … Continue reading

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