Monthly Archives: October 2013

The three-letter word that causes wars

What we love we try to contain, hold, grasp, control. But (as somewhere deep inside of us, we all know) the truth of God no more fits into any one religion than an ocean fits into any one cup. The … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Want a Progressive or Conservative Church

I used to think that I wanted a progressive church, and when I first started out on my church planting endeavor, that was what I tried to do. I now realize that this is not what we should be doing … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark

While social media and even traditional media are still preoccupied with mega churches and multi-site churches, the reality is that most churches in North America are quite small. The Barna group pegs the average Protestant church size in America at … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown: It’s Not About the Economy, Stupid. In America It’s Always About God | Frank Schaeffer

Reason-based Americans need to address non reasoning America on its own terms. Those terms are about something that makes many reason-based people feel uncomfortable: religion. The real issue facing us in a threatened shutdown isn’t government or economics. The real … Continue reading

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Lectionary for World Communion Sunday

Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137 Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 and Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 There is one piece of furniture which no congregation owns, and it stands at the very center of our worship.¬† When we … Continue reading

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