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Winning Football, Misreading Scripture, and The Only Child Myth

You know Christianity is deeply embedded in a culture when professional quarterbacks are talking theology in public. You may have missed it if you don’t care about American football (what we call Handegg at my church), but last Sunday the Seattle Seahawks won a dramatic, overtime comeback victory against the Green Bay Packers. The comeback […]

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Disembodied Bodies, Mark Driscoll, and How “Pastor” Has Lost All Meaning

With one simple click of the mouse, Christians can be pastored by their favorite pastor. Regardless of the miles between them, open your web browser and in just a few keystrokes, your preferred preacher is pastoring your soul…except, not really. Here’s one unwitting example: Last week the Internet announced the resurgence of Mr. Resurgence. Mark Driscoll, […]

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Details, Details: There’s Still Time to Save Your Christmas

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about dead presidents this year. It’s not because it’s Christmastime and I’ve been handing dead presidents to retailers like Amazon. I’ve been thinking about dead presidents because this last year, I read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age […]

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