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Restaurant Or Pot-Luck? Curing Our MeChurch Virus

There is a corrosive contagion at the heart of the American church. Quite simply, it’s consumerism. Even more frankly, I’m at a loss for what to do about it. Americans exist in a culture built on productivity, buying, and selling. We don’t need to deconstruct the nature, causes, positives, and negatives of a consumeristic culture, […]

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We Get To Carry Each Other

When I was 18 years old and a freshman at Abilene Christian University I heard a story which stuck with me and my friends. It’s the classic “preacher story,” and the preacher we heard deliver it is a gifted man, who either loves the story or couldn’t remember all the times and places he told […]

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Dealing With Disappointment

Every believer deal with being disappointed with God. Recently, I’ve been thinking about being disappointed. Whenever I am faced with an issue–either personal or pastoral–I often come back to the writer who is the source of so much contemporary theology, C.S. Lewis. Cherish these words from The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast‘ (an […]

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Lord, Have Mercy

As I’ve mentioned, I’m teaching a class on spiritual formation and spiritual disciplines. The class is going well, but as is the case whenever a group of people explore spiritual formation, there are points that stretch all of us. The stretching is always both painful and necessary. After all, theses practices are designed to aid […]

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