Calm Down and Shut Up, Listen and Live.

Stressed, depressed, busy, angry, anxious, tired. I bet you identify with one or all of those, or have gone in and out of them for the last 6 months. I have. And in the last month God has clearly spoken similar words to my soul as the brother of Jesus wrote in James 1:19-27…except this […]

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Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 7

Part 7: Spiritual formation is not attractional. The entire model of the contemporary American church is centered upon attraction and motivational appeals. I grew up in this church culture so I know it well. The contemporary churches of today are merely adult versions of the youth groups of yesterday. My “youth group” experience simply followed […]

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Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 5

Part 5: The Numbers Game We’ve seen a conversation in politics recently around whether the popular vote should matter more than the electoral vote. That debate reveals an ever present desire in our society to focus our attention on high-populated areas as if they are “more significant” than less-populated areas. I think the farmers who […]

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