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BLOG 10/15/19 A GENTLE REMINDER: REJOICE

BLOG 10/15/19. A GENTLE REMINDER: REJOICE As enigmatic and contradictory as it may seem for me to raise this Biblical exhortation at this historical moment, I will anyway. Given the cloud of distressing news, the prejudices, the greed, the political … Continue reading

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CAN A CHRISTIAN,OR A CHURCH BE DIS-EVANGELIZED?

BLOG 10/11/19. CAN A CHRISTIAN, OR A CHURCH BE ‘DIS-EVANGELIZED’? A generation ago, a friend, Al Krass, wrote a telling book: Evangelizing Neo-pagan North America. Given the chaos of our current political, cultural, and social scene, and the numerous persons … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/8/19. THINKING OF A SECURE FUTURE

BLOG 10/8/19. THINKING OF A SECURE FUTURE IS DIFFICULT WHEN … On the one hand, there is so much that points us to the potential of a better tomorrow, given artificial intelligence, robotics, space exploration, medical breakthroughs, and so much … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/4/19. POLITICS FROM THE UNDERSIDE

BLOG 10/4/19. POLITICS FROM THE UNDERSIDE For these coming months, our news is going to be consumed with politics, its battles, its controversial personalities, and the coming election. This is nothing new. The Christian community was conceived in an intensely … Continue reading

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Religious/Spiritual Talk

confu BLOG 9.27.19. RELIGIOUS TALK CAN BE REALLY CONFUSING Religious talk, and talk about ‘spirituality’ can be a real ‘turn-off’ to those who are listening. We tend to engage in jargon that is not only foreign to outsiders, but often … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/24/19

BLOG 9.24.19. MENTORSAND MODELS IN CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP We take an awfully lot for granted in the Christian community/church, not the least is our presumption that when one takes baptism / confirmation vow … that one has any kind of a … Continue reading

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BLOG 9.20.19. WHAT FORM SHOULD WE LOOK FOR IN A CHURCH

BLOG 9.20.19. WHAT FORM SHOULD WE LOOK FOR IN A CHURCH? In my last Blog, I raised the unpleasant, but inescapable reality that churches and church institutions can (and do) die. That immediately raises the question of what communal expression … Continue reading

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CAN CHURCHES DIE?

BLOG 9.17.1. CAN CHURCHES DIE? YOU BET THEY CAN, AND DO! One of the sad legacies of the ‘Christendom era’ is that large number of Christian churches that were once alive and fruitful, … but then lost their dynamic grasp … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH AS A GLOBAL TRIBE

BLOG 9.13.19. THE CHURCH AS A GLOBAL TRIBE IN DIVERSE VILLAGES In my last blog, I appropriated some findings of cultural anthropologists and defined the church a vast global tribe. These same anthropologists explain that what makes tribes cohere is … Continue reading

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BLOG 9.11.19.

BLOG 9.11.19: SEARS-ROEBUCK CHURCHES IN AN AMAZON CULTURE Everything is changing, and changing fast. The digital culture has been a culture transforming force, so that the nature of work and the workplace, the way we do education, … everything is … Continue reading

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