Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?

I went to a small seminary in California, the International School of Theology. It had an amazing but short 25 year history and trained hundreds of students who have brought great glory to God. The seminary struggled financially, sometimes battled competing visions of how to accomplish its mission, but despite the struggles I loved my … More Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?

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A Thought Experiment in Alternate Reality

Thought Experiement The Year:           Late September 2018 The Situation:  President Hillary Clinton, has already replaced disceased Supreme Court Justice Scalia with Merrick Garland. That appointment has shifted the balance of the court from a 5-4 conservative majority to a 5-4 liberal majority. When Justic Kennedy retires, the nation knows that the … More A Thought Experiment in Alternate Reality

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“Planting Goodness in the Neighborhood”

Here’s one of those stories that demonstrates the kind of creativity and commitment to blessing our neighborhoods that is so needed in the secular age we live in. The article is short and worth your time.  This would make a great start to a brainstorming session of a home-group that is missionally focused on reaching … More “Planting Goodness in the Neighborhood”

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Assumptions that Can Kill Conversation

Sunday Musings Yesterday a book I order arrived in the mail.  The Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies, by W. Brian Shelton (Baker Academic, 2018) pricked my interest because of my friend Tom Bissell’s Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve (Pantheon, 2016).  Tom and I crossed paths in Israel … More Assumptions that Can Kill Conversation

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God Judges Nations for Their Brutality Against the Unborn

At the time of Amos’ prophecy, Israel was a rich and powerful nation. Yet, Amos took them to task for ignoring the poor, failing to exercise justice, and reducing their religion to mere ritual. How can we avoid these pitfalls which seem to periodically haunt God’s people throughout history? Come hear the challenge and to … More God Judges Nations for Their Brutality Against the Unborn

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