What our languages are telling us

What is the language reach of your congregation?

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‘Fury,’ an enlightening war movie not for the faint of heart

“Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, is a modern parable about the horrors of war.

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Can we move past a narcissistic gospel yet?

Salvation is not purely a personal event.

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Lost in the wilds of South America

We came really close to looking for a taxi and paying to follow them.

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Spiritual gifts are from God

So why do they make us uncomfortable?

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The comfort of belonging

What’s your tribe? And does it matter?

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Evangelicals must learn from Vatican report

We can find a way to come to a common table and learn to be with “the other.”

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Seeking the welfare of the city

The bunkered church does not thrive in urban centers.

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Discussing ‘Left Behind’? Don’t leave this behind

Conversations about the future spark lively discussion.

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Praying the Jesus way

It’s not for the faint of heart.

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Keep love flowing, even when it seems ineffective

An encounter with a soon-to-be murderer is a reminder of connections.

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World Communion Sunday leads across the divide

The annual observance is a reminder to live in solidarity with sisters and brothers around the globe.

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Tebowing 2.0: Prayer, the NFL and religious diversity

Prayer is not a problem subject to penalty by a rulebook.

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A strange invitation to uncommon discipleship

Finding encouragement to stick with the odd adventure of following Jesus.

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Appalachian preaching: ‘A Hart Cheareing and Affecting Surmond’

The gospel implications proclaimed by mountain preachers could re-form our own religious dilemmas.

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Left behind

Eight things to do when team leaders leave to start a new congregation.

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Frightful world, fearless living

Fear would be funny if it weren’t so fraudulent.

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Dreaming with God

It’s essential to carve out time to think, dream and imagine under the Spirit’s guidance.

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Remaining awake through a Pentecost

It takes a relocation strategy and a change of pronouns.

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Ebola ignorance

As the deadly virus appears in the U.S., the church must be both the voice of God’s compassion and the voice of reason.

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