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Church on Sale

November 22, 2013


Most blog posts I read are interesting for a day or two, then slip into my sub-conscious or out of my head altogether. But this recent post from The Minimalists is sticking with me. In it the author argues that we shouldn’t buy things on sale. Actually, he is not opposed to buying things on […]

Story and Sermon

June 29, 2013


As part of my ongoing studies, I have been spending a lot of time reading about the power of stories. Robert McAfee Brown, reflecting on the tale of David and Nathan in 2 Samuel 12, writes that: “The power of a story is a power over which we do not have ultimate control, since it […]

A Church Needs a Lot of Different People

April 17, 2013


There are moments when I need to lean on the faith of others. When a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon. And then another one goes off. When I see theological bullies tearing the church apart like a chicken wishbone, hoping to end up with the bigger part. When I see capitalism masquerading as Christianity. […]