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Stop Preaching, Start Reaching!

I can’t remember the last time a sermon changed my mind. There, I’ve said it. I’ve drawn my line in the sand. If the point of preaching is to evoke …

Death, mortality, and the conversations we miss

Jeff Tweedy, lead vocalist for the rock band Wilco, reflected on mortality during a recent conversation on NPR. The artist, whose brother had just died and whose wife was recently …

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7 Good Reasons to Stop Giving to your Church

Is your church really worth your investment? As much as we might like to deny it, most churches function like small businesses. They have physical assets like property and vehicles …

God is big enough…

As many of you have heard, there was another school shooting yesterday. This one happened at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a school all too close to where I serve as a …

Theology is a Scary Word

In a few short months, I will have finished half of my seminary education. I will be halfway to my M.Div. degree, halfway to no more papers, midterms and finals. …

Six Ways Forward for the Church

I’m pretty tired of talking about Mark Driscoll. Rachel Held Evans appears to be tiring of him as well. There was a lot to love about her latest post but …

U2: Band or Church?

The New Yorker ran an interesting piece by Joshua Rothman called “The Church of U2” shortly after the somewhat controversial release of their recent “free” album. The article explores the …