Jesus “Did God” All Wrong

I have no idea why it took me so long to pick up and read the late Mike Yaconelli's book Messy Spirituality, but I guess late is better than never. I highly recommend it. It's short, easy to read, refreshingly…

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Monday Morning Music

This track by Bassnectar (Feat. W Darling) has been on repeat for two days now. Happy Monday, my friends. "And it's you and me against the world now..."

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No One Can Love a Stone

A friend’s story came to mind right in the middle of one of my recent sermons where I tried to express how people aren't attracted to Christianity because of our competence. Rather, people are attracted to our confession: we are…

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The Comfort Of Who

Nicholas Wolterstorff is a Christian who taught philosophical theology for many years at Yale. He and his wife have six children, but he lost an adult son. His son Eric, who was twenty-five at the time, died in a mountain…

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Monday Morning Music

This newer track, "Don't Leave", by Seven Lions (feat. Ellie Goulding) is full of feeling and longing. Enjoy... "Don't leave... I need you..."

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Grace And Identity

A few years back I was driving one of my sons home from his basketball game and he was crying. He's a great basketball player but had a less than stellar performance and he was, as a result, crushed. After…

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Monday Morning Music

I love this new remix of Klingande's track "Jubel." Happy Monday! "It's like I've seen the light but you have never known...."

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The Gospel For Those Broken By The Church

Take some time this weekend and listen to this lecture by my dear friend, Rod Rosenbladt: "The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church."

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The Hopelessness Of Scorecards

In a 2011 interview with Stephen Colbert, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff was asked if he was currently a member of a religion. He answered, “No, I’ve graduated from them.” Colbert asked, incredulously, “You’ve graduated from religion?” and Cliff said, “Yes.”…

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The Liberating Impossibility Of Repayment

On an episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) discovers that Penny (Kaley Cuoco) has gotten him a Christmas present. Angered, he reminds Penny that the “foundation of gift giving is reciprocity,” and that…

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