Category Archives: Christianity

Bible Belt question: “Where do you go to church?”

I grew up in the part of the United States called the Bible Belt where people in casual conversation would ask: “Where do you go to church?” Like church around the Western World, church attendance in the Bible Belt has been … Continue reading

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MLK’s dream can’t be fulfilled without Jesus

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was brutally murdered for boldly and compassionately standing up for love, unity, and equality. The night before, in his last speech, King said: “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get … Continue reading

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Dormant Christians don’t do much for God.

Pastor-dependency makes Christians drift into dormancy as they decide to “let the pastor do it.” It’s dangerous to delegate your spirituality to a pastor, because Jesus wants a direct relationship with you. Let Christ take the lead in your relationship with … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 vs. my 95 — #24

My 95 Theses #24: If we stop church when we’re ready to end it, we may miss out on something beautiful God still wants to do.

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Ekklesia’s worth 1,000 words (#UnconferenceNashville quotes)

Church looks to one person for ministry; ekklesia looks to one another. Here are a few quotes from people who attended UnconferenceNashville @ The Salvation Army Berry Street June 23-25. “Who knew? I thought that I would learn about ekklesia. … Continue reading

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Avoid fake news about greatness

Genuine greatness doesn’t put a nation first. “The nations are like a drop in a bucket.” Real greatness is built on faithfulness to the living God and to His eternal principles. True greatness holds all nations (even your own) accountable to … Continue reading

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Encountering Reality in the ER

No human is fully awake to the love and relationship that God has for her/him. Scripture says God is able to do “exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think.” It also says “Awake you that sleep.” I recently … Continue reading

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