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April 5, 2018

In his book on Christian Leadership in uncharted territory, author and pastor Tod Bolsinger compares the times the church is living in to the experience of Lewis and Clark on their famous journey westward into uncharted territory. They were in search of the Northwest P...

December 14, 2017

What is a missionary?

This is a question I have wrestled with for over a year.  It is just one of those things I can’t wrap my head around or let go of.

Why?

Because living, learning, and serving in another country as a missionary was something I always wanted to do as a...

October 6, 2017

Community.


Relationships.


They are more than just nice… they are essential to our lives.


I pay close attention… I am drawn to them on an instinctual level; I feel pulled to understand them. I am a Christian; a disciple of Jesus who reads and studies the Bible.  It is c...

August 2, 2017

I imagine one might ask, and rightly so, how it is that an almost 64 year old recently retired Deacon would be invited to share some thoughts on a forum like Brave New Church.


Where to begin? How about with 37 years in congregational youth and family ministry, during w...

July 6, 2017

In a world where the research says Millennials are opting out of their faith (Pew Research: Religion Among the Millennials), I sit at my computer working on an inter-generational summer video study series for my job. As I sit here and watch these videos on God, His Gra...

June 5, 2017

Facebook is one of the virtual doorposts for us to share our faith. So are all of the many online and off-line spaces where we - and our children or parents - spend most of their time each day. It's not something that only happens on Sundays.

May 22, 2017

Shows like The Walking Dead, video games like Dead Rising, movies like World War Z, and books like The Loving Dead have all seen widespread success in the past few years.  We are utterly fascinated with the idea of creatures existing in an undead state terrorizing the...

May 7, 2017

Why is my church dying? The question was asked with such longing. It came at the end of an hour of conversation, as I sat across from the woman in her mid-sixti

April 24, 2017

I’m excited the North American church is dying. Christians not having the influence we once had in the 1900s gives me great hope. For the past 100 years we’ve had a lot of cultural converts. Everyone is a Christian because they grew up in Texas. Or they go to church. O...

April 9, 2017

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O Lord, make haste to help me!
- Psalm 70:1


Psalm 70 shows up during the daily lectionary readings for Holy Week. There’s a lot about it that is particularly poignant during this Holy time.

And there’s also a lot about it that gives...

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