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Star Wars and the Hope We Actually Need

In his classic book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer popularized the concepts of cheap grace and costly grace. Bonhoeffer, writing in a Germany already swept up in the fervor of Nazism, …

Paris and the Need for Better Christian Empathy

he coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris were tragic and terrible events. In a way, it’s heartwarming to see so many people around the world offering their prayers and support. Facebook even made …

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When Church Membership is a Joke

It’s hardly a revelation that people don’t take church membership as seriously as they used to. Certainly there are blessed exceptions, saints who give their time, talent, and treasure faithfully, …

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Straight Outta the Church

First there were the Gen-Xers and Millennials who were Nones, then there were Boomers who were Dones. People leave the church for a variety of reasons. And yes, some of …

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A Tale of Twin Churches

As a parent of identical twin girls, I find twin studies pretty interesting. Research in this area, particularly of those who are monozygotic (identical) sharing “nearly 100% of their genes,” …

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The Problem with Deferred Maintenance

Deferred maintenance in the church is like an onion; it has layers and it stinks. Deferred maintenance is defined as “the practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on …