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Believing Our Songs at Christmas

The best spiritual practice you could perform is to spend the next year simply trying to live the implications of your favorite hymn. My friend, Edward Fudge, once said, “We all sing All To Jesus I Surrender, and we’re all lying when sing it.” While Christians have spent centuries debating hymnody, one topic left off the […]

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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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