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Dangers in Spiritual Formation: Museum vs. Mission

My dysfunctional relationship with museums and photo albums is strikingly similar. Though I am not disparaging either, I find that I treat both in similar fashions. My family has long since resigned themselves to a certain method of showing me

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Posted in For Pastor's

On Piety, Pragmatism, and Rationalism

It has struck me afresh how often we pay lip service to big, deep, mysterious things… but those things feel sometimes like they are for show more than anything else. In my reading for the Doctor of Ministry that I

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Posted in For Pastor's, Worship Matters

Working for the good of those around us.

James D. Hunter has outlined some very significant, worthwhile concepts in his book that are worth considering by all. The trouble that he sees in our current cultural context is that we have relegated everything to the political realm of discourse, and

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Posted in Culture, Scattered Miscellany, Theology

Personal, Gone Private, Gone Pagan.

Under the influence of Western Culture, Christianity tends to take on a uniquely individualistic cast, a “Jesus and me” kind of faith. We talk much about a “personal relationship with Jesus.” And it is certainly true that we are brought,

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Posted in Culture, Scattered Miscellany

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