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–“Nones have said, “No church.” –“Dones” have said, “Goodbye, church.” –“Beyonds” have said, “Hello, ekklesia!” For those who want to reach the “Nones, the “Dones,” and the “Beyonds:” –Peter and John, whom the Bible calls “unschooled, ordinary men,” said: “We … Continue reading

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Does the new normal make us anomie zombies?

Does the new normal mean that we are becoming anomie zombies? Are anomic attitudes and assessments making you zombic — so oblivious to moral constraints that you are mesmerized by confusion, restlessness, and unhappiness? Anomie basically means “normless” and “purposeless.” It comes from the Greek word … Continue reading

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Self-protection or self-surrender? (Suspicion or love?)

Self-protection produces isolation, defensiveness, self-focus, and alienation from others. Self-surrender produces openness, understanding, community, and mutuality. Self-protection quenches the Holy Spirit and will keep God distant from you. Self-surrender opens the flood gates and lets God’s rivers of grace and … Continue reading

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My Second Greatest American — Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this blog I have been counting down my top 10 greatest Americans of all time based on their personal commitment to (and servce for) the principles of “all men are created equal” and “liberty and justice for all”. My second … Continue reading

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