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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Do you believe the Bible?

Too often that’s not a faith question but an interpretation question.

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Repentance is more than saying, ‘I’m sorry’

We have to change the structures that helped make our individual and corporate sins easier to commit.

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How Hurricane Hugo broke a racial barrier

A story of Hope — and Greater Hope.

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The shocking un-truth about church budgets

The church’s rapidly changing role in society requires new ways of looking at the allocation of financial resources.

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Weeping prophets, deep lament

The way to flourishing is through suffering. Hope can come no other way.

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The mystery of ordination

The sacrament of blessing entailed in being “set apart” transforms identity within the Body of Christ.

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The day I agreed with Satan

I’m also ready for a superstar Jesus.

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‘We admitted we were powerless’

Lives are changed by listening to the wisdom of people who deal daily with someone who is addicted.

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The commandment (most) Baptists break

And it’s not adultery or stealing.

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You can do something about declining Christian influence

But by listening, respecting and loving, not by upbraiding and chastising.

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RG3, false persecution and Christianity

At times, it will be inconvenient to be a Christian, but that’s no reason to skew the truth.

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‘He Tells Me I Am His Own?’ Maybe …

As numbers of persons distance themselves from the nurture and evangelical witness of the church, now what?

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HIPPA and church prayer requests

Medical privacy laws may not legally apply to congregations, but they ought to honor it.

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