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Witch Hunt(s) in Ferguson

Sarah Wildes was a witch. At least that is what the good people of Salem, Massachusetts thought. She was accused, received a hasty trial, and then was executed by hanging …

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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 …

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Are you breaking up with me?

Hello it’s me, your church building. I’m writing to you today to try to clear the air. To be honest, I’m not sure that I understand the growing animosity between …

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The Parable of the Unwanted Muscle Car

The church is like a classic, muscle car that a father labors over for years in his garage. The father loves this car and has cherished memories of the countless …

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 …

Boo to You!

The first time we took a family trip to Disneyland it was the end of October and we happened to be there on Halloween. Now this was before Mickey’s Not …

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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 …