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Preparation

How is Advent meaningful when we know the message and the story so well? Because Advent is not just about remembering God’s story, but rather a time to have our lives undone and rewritten into God’s story. +++ As I

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Posted in Worship Matters

From around twitter today (5/30/12)

This… The establishing of God's Kingdom in the world is not contingent upon our programs, methods, Tweets or nifty PowerPoint presentations. — Elyse Fitzpatrick (@ElyseFitz) May 30, 2012 And this… God brings His Kingdom in through the prayer He creates

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Posted in Scattered Miscellany

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

Reflections on the Family Meal

I don’t know about you, but mealtime was never dull growing up. Well, that’s mostly accurate. Now, truth be told, I had all sorts of experiences around the family meal table. Of course there were the requisite good days and

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To Enliven Our Hearts of Things to Come

We don’t have much of a place for ritual here in the west, at least not formal ritual. Ritual slaps in the face of modernity. Ritual doesn’t make us think of forward progress, but instead makes us think of being

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Posted in Commentary, Culture, For Pastor's, Theology, Worship Matters

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