Blinded Me With Science. And The Bible.

Last night we had over 100 people show up for James-Michael Smith's class The Bible & Science: Friends Or Foes?Here's what it looked like:One of our core values as we invite all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ is to engage the mind and the...

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What You Tolerate Today . . .

One of my favorite patterns in all of Scripture is this one from I & II Kings:I Kings 22:41-44 -- Jehoshaphat41 Jehoshaphat son of Asa became king of Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel. 42 Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he...

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Wash Me! Week 2 — Brainwashing

Week 2 of the Wash Me ! series is called Brainwashing.I'm really looking forward to it.Primarily because it's not going where you might think it's going.And also because it's much more relevant than you think.Sunday.8:30. 10.  11:30.

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The UnTelling Of The I Told You So’s

I rehearse a lot of "I told you so" speeches in my mind.The targets of the mental diatribes tend to be folks who have disagreed with my vision for church or questioned my competence as a leader.  Or both.And in my unspoken speeches, I pile statistics on top of...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs That Choke Me Up

One day this weekend, Julie and I heard There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney.While I like that song, Julie loves it.  It never fails to make her cry -- she sees our now grown daughter in the story, reflects back on 24 years, and loses it.  I stand by,...

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Wash Me! Launch — The Works

Wash Me! If cars can say it, why can’t people?We all have areas in our lives we need cleaned up. Some people would label those places under the category of needs improvement. Others might call them sin. Still others might call them character defects. However you refer...

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