Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

“We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out …

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Is Your Church Still Picking a Fight with Science?

In recent years, Christianity has had several embarrassing conflicts with science. Literalists dictating public school curriculum, provocative but empty debates defending creationism, and the persistent refusal of some to acknowledge a growing …

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What Can We Learn From Europe’s Empty Churches?

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating story exploring the problems posed by the continuing decline of Christian worship in Europe and the challenge of the buildings that …

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In Defense of Slow Church

With trepidation, I went to a party with old high school friends last week. “Friends,” as a term, should not be taken too seriously. While I attended with a few …

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Is Your Church Still Listening to Vinyl?

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in my car heading to worship at an innovative faith community in a south Seattle neighborhood. I’m also listening to an AM radio station trying …

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A letter I wish every Pastor would read

Dear Pastor, We need you to lead. Most of us good people in the pews know that leadership is a difficult task. Many of us have day jobs that require similar …

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Who would you hack the Church for?

A father hacked the popular NES game Donkey Kong so his daughter could play as a female protagonist. How awesome is that? Here are some of his words: “If this …