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A Short Dialog on Drinking Coffee and Fixing Other People’s Sins

[A somewhat fictional conversation in a supermarket parking lot.] “Hello.” “Hi … do we know each other?” “I’ve seen you around church and heard that the way you live is sinful and I thought you’d like me to tell you … Continue reading

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Coming Alongside Pregnant Teenagers Isn’t Rocket Science

“A small Christian school in western Maryland is not backing down from its decision to ban a pregnant senior from walking at graduation next week” (Washington Post, Christian school: Teen banned from graduation ‘not because she is pregnant but because she … Continue reading

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The Sunday We Got Beat by Daylight Savings Time

We’d woken up feeling great. The morning sun shined through the window onto the breakfast table and as we ate we agreed that this was a Sunday that couldn’t be beat: we were up early, we were rested, and we … Continue reading

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Getting Kicked Out Of Church Is Not An Option

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Demand 100% Agreement From You

An Oregon church’s worship ministry guidelines took a lot of heat recently for including a position that being overweight could be a disqualification from playing and singing in the band. When the outcry against the superficiality of that rule grew loud enough the … Continue reading

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Aunt Tiz and the Lessons about Jesus

[I am pleased to host Jennifer Tidwell (whom you may know on Twitter as Dust Bunny Hostage). Today Jennifer tells the story of her Aunt Tiz, who gave Jennifer a fresh look at what it looks like to grow in … Continue reading

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The Bride of Christ Isn’t Masculine Enough For Some People

[CBMW (the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) and T4G (Together for the Gospel) are holding back-to-back conferences this month. One of the main purposes is to teach that the Bible requires men to lead and women to follow them. These … Continue reading

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Complementarian Pastors Wave Bye-Bye to Patriarchy

[I have an April Fools’ Day guest post at Amy Buckley’s blog today. Here’s the intro, then click on over to read the rest.] *** In an abrupt about-face, a group of well-known mega-pastors have announced plans to welcome and … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Avoid Being In Church

Doug Bursch tweeted this thought on church: You can only complain about the church for so long, then you gotta start also being it. — Doug Bursch (@fairlyspiritual) January 30, 2016 In reading it I found myself thinking that we … Continue reading

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Ephesus, Women, And Getting Tossed Out Of A Board Meeting

Many people insist the Bible should only be read for its plain meaning on its face, and that anything else gets in the way of understanding God’s word. So they read 1 Timothy 2 and Paul’s instructions to Timothy on women … Continue reading

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