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God in Three Persons

  Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4   Trinity Sunday is the one Sunday a year where preachers have the opportunity to instruct their congregations on the doctrine of the Trinity, that teaching of the church which tells us that God is somehow … Continue reading

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Favorite Things of 2015

As 2015 ends and 2016 begins, I thought it would be fun to do a year-end list, a staple of blogging that I have never attempted before. Here are a few of the things I enjoyed in 2015: Best Film: Mad … Continue reading

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Minimalism as Spiritual Practice

“Regarding as nothing the things that most people value and rising above them, we live as in paradise, or rather as in heaven, set free from all constraints through our untroubled devotion to God.” – The Philokalia It is trendy … Continue reading

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Use as Directed: Some Thoughts on Communion

I haven’t always held a very high view of the Eucharist. The Lord’s Supper was, for me, a symbol, as it is for many other Evangelicals and Pentecostals. I never seriously considered any different understanding of it. Despite the mighty shifts … Continue reading

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Vacuum Cleaner Jesus

As a minister and especially as a future church planter, I have read many books and articles on evangelism. Out of much of the more traditional Evangelical material, the underlying pattern for personal evangelism remains pretty much standard. The steps … Continue reading

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I Do [Not] Believe

I am a Christian minister, but I don’t believe in Hell. I don’t believe in angels or demons, either. Neither do I believe in the authority of Scripture. If you are still reading, I want to say that I actually … Continue reading

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