How to Live When the End Is Near

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On the cusp of a milestone, with four generations at the end of 2014 -- age range, 4 -- 93 This is a big year for me, one of those milestone numbers. It’s the year that …

Take and Eat (in City and in Suburb)

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You’re the God of this city … I used to sing those words in an urban neighborhood church. Our church gatherings were often uncomfortable. So many differences jostled elbows in our small, rented space. Some people walked from …

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January 15 2015

Flipping Over Tables

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His beard was full and hit the top of his blue and green plaid shirt. His blue eyes lit up with each passing customer as he shot his hand out with a customary greeting, “Hi! …

Is It Time to Do Away with Singles Ministries?

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I turned 38 earlier this month and I still don't have an answer to this burning question. About a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to church shop. I was still blissfully …

Drive-Thru Church and How It’s Personal

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“The church and the whorehouse arrived in the Far West simultaneously. And each would have been horrified to think it was a different facet of the same thing. But surely they were both intended to …

Doubting Thomas Saved My Faith

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It’s my second year of seminary and I am exhausted. Everything in my life seems to be coming to a head and I just don’t know how much longer I can take it. My work …

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