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Only One Life

I avoid “Christianese” like the plague. I can speak it fluently, but it’s not my native language. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bona fide Jesus follower. It’s just that those who speak in code seldom reach anyone but themselves. … Continue reading

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What is Worship?

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C. S. Lewis If you forget everything but God you have remembered everything that matters

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Interest Compounded Eternally?

I was raised in a non-religious home and, as a kid, was clueless about God stuff. We used to drive by a non-traditional church building with a neon sign that said, “Jesus saves!” And for years I thought it was … Continue reading

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Welcome to Church: No Luggage Required

(See video below) I first set foot inside a church (on purpose) on Easter Sunday 42 years ago. I was full of uncertainty. About what I believed. About whether I really wanted to be there. And about how to behave (as I … Continue reading

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Finding the Love of Your Life

College and Career Night tries too hard. With its lattes and biscotti, and its hip young pastor. Still, he makes you think. And the biscotti melt like magic in the coffee. It’s two nights before Valentine’s Day. Derry pushes a clump … Continue reading

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The Perfect Church Service

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C. S. Lewis

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Are Christians Hypocrites?

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“I don’t go to church because churches are full of hypocrites!” This is an increasingly common sentiment. But is it true? Are churches full of hypocrites? Duh. Are AA meetings full of alcoholics? I’m a…

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