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Radical Ruptures and Rhetorical Questions
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

In all my followings, I rarely encountered a Christian leader who dared to enact Augustine's famous words and turn the Truth loose, trusting that it will defend itself. ...

Church Shouldn’t Be This Hard
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

After 36 years of serving churches as a pastor and consultant, I came to a startling conclusion the other day. My conclusion: Religion shouldn’t be this hard. After 36 years of se ...

Foster Care Resources
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Resources that help address the modern-day "orphans in distress" in our midst. In ...

Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Juliet Vedral Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress." I WAS 7 years old when ...

Why Wild Goose Matters
Originally Posted: 08/19/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

It's not every day that you can walk by a makeshift tent and listen to Phyllis Tickle succinctly summarize the history of Christendom in 45 minutes, and then wander over and pick up a vegetarian pita sand ...

'This Doesn't Go Away'
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Simpson Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission by Amy Simpson FOR SERIOUS AND chron ...

On Religious Deserts and the Canaanite Woman
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

Personally I tend to come from the perspective that we all have opportunities to enrich one another’s perspective, and when I have the opportunity to be in an environment where the majority of people around me ...

Jesus’ Invitation to the Discipline of “Wasting Time”
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

There is an element of lingering inherent with submerging. It is a willingness to be present to the point of feeling like we are wasting time, when in reality we are leaving ourselves open to be used by the Sp ...

Is Michelle Obama a 'Missional' Christian?
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

Many black churches have done a better job of keeping a holistic, Monday-through-Saturday focus on their mission than some of their white counterparts. There is a lot to learn when we take the time to look at ...

Passages and Pilgrimages
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Why sometimes life can seem like one big road trip. WE ARE ALL on a journey, it seems—the butche ...