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Oh, Say Can You See…

Independence Day is upon us, an appropriate time to wade into a topic which can prove contentious for many congregations – national flags in sanctuary spaces.  If your worship space contains a national flag, I would urge you to use … Continue reading

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Circus Reflections

While on the road recently, I passed a billboard advertising the final tour of the Ringling Brothers Circus.  I had briefly registered an article about the passing of the circus earlier this year, but the billboard brought it home and … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About Mortar?

On a recent quest to add some new life to our annual stewardship campaign, my co-pastor John Miller and I found ourselves deep in the basement of the church filming a short video.  There in front of the stones, big … Continue reading

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The Day God Came to Church

“Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”                                                      … Continue reading

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Clocking in as a Christian

Life as a minister is strange. People find out that you are a minister and immediately start apologizing for cursing in front of you or confessing how long it’s been since the last time they went to church. Dating as … Continue reading

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Game Changer

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5: 17) The 2015 NBA finals are upon us! On Wednesday, the National Basketball Association’s Golden State … Continue reading

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Religious, Not Spiritual: The Case for Religion

Don’t get me wrong. I am not some dogmatic crank trying to carve spirituality out of our religious lives. I’m just saying that “spirituality” (whatever that means) gets more than its share of attention today, while religion seems relegated to … Continue reading

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