Monthly Archives: July 2013

12 Cultural Trends Church Leaders Can’t Ignore (But Might)

When you lead an organization — especially when you are responsible for leading an organization like the local church — there is a temptation to ignore trends or minimize the impact they will have on how you operate. It’s so … Continue reading

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Why IS liberal Protestantism dying, anyway?

So what if liberal Protestants kept their open-minded, tolerant theology, but started being strict about it – kicking people out for not showing up, or for not volunteering enough? Liberals have historically been wary of authority and its abuses, and … Continue reading

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Not Sacrifice and Suffering, but Mercy and Justice

There’s quite a distinction between choosing to live on a food stamp budget for a week and being forced through poverty to live on a food stamp budget. Between helping volunteer at a soup kitchen, snapping pictures and telling stories about … Continue reading

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The Journey of ‘Discipleship’

“As I walked I thought about how our relationship with the Creator is very much the journey of a labyrinth walk; we’re close and then far away, but all the while the Creator, the ever present center of spirituality, is … Continue reading

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The Speechless Boy

The Speechless Boy. From my nephew Jack, following a youth mission trip to Haiti.

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Is the gospel the invitation to a party or a get out of hell card?

by Morgan Guyton For the first 1500 years of Christianity, the high point of every worship gathering was Eucharist. The sermon served to prepare the hearts of the congregation to receive the body and blood of Christ. In today’s Protestantism, … Continue reading

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Thistle and Shamrock Celtic Music from NPR

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