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Feb 26, 2015
Thinkers
Border Crossing: On Race and Politics, Some Disagree Better than Others

Border Crossing: On Race and Politics, Some Disagree Better than Others

How you disagree and converse with others reflects Who you follow and what you believe.

When the Ferguson grand jury released its explosive verdict on November 24, I had just started Thanksgiving break.

For the past weeks, I had been pressing pastors in an MDiv course to reexamine their assumptions about race. As usual, deepening the conversation beyond cautious ...

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Feb 26, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 2/26/15

Evangelicals and Catholics on Marriage; Churches Need Diversity; Sunday Segregation
Morning Roundup 2/26/15

Evangelicals and Catholics Explain What Marriage Is and Why It MattersTrevin Wax

Evangelicals and Roman Catholics will increasingly be allied on issues like this… Trevin Wax explains:

5 Reasons Churches Need Diversity—David D. Ireland

Here is a healthy ...

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Feb 25, 2015
Holy Spirit

Leave a Little Room for the Holy Spirit in Your Life

Plans, programs, and strategies are all great. But we need to leave room for more
Leave a Little Room for the Holy Spirit in Your Life
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If you grew up Catholic (like I did) you probably heard the phrase, “Leave a little room for the Holy Spirit.”

Honestly, I don’t remember if I actually heard someone say it to me or heard a joke about it. Either way, it’s generally about a nun giving ...

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Feb 25, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 2/25/15

No Shame; Butterflies and New Creation; Pastoral Resources
Morning Roundup 2/25/15
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The Beauty of No ShameEric Geiger

Eric brings an important word on shame.

Are Butterflies a New Creation After All?Ted Olsen

I did not expect to like this as much as I did... so be sure to check out the article and the new magazine from Christianity Today called ...

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Feb 24, 2015
Books

20 Truths from The Happy Christian by David Murray

Christians are called to live joyful, purposeful lives.
20 Truths from The Happy Christian by David Murray

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2. The church has not always been successful in communicating the Bible’s uplifting and inspiring message. Overinfluenced by our culture, we have drifted into such a default normality of negativity that anyone calling for a more biblical balance is often viewed ...

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Feb 24, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 2/24/15

Quoting Scripture; Church Attendance by State; TN Megachurches
Morning Roundup 2/24/15

Want to be a Relevant Christian? Quote ScriptureJeremy Bouma

Good word. By the way, you don't have to make the Bible relevant. It already is. You do have to show its relevance.

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Feb 23, 2015
Missiology

A Brief History of ‘Missional’: Moving From Concept and Conversation to Living It Out

Just because we talk about being missional doesn’t mean we are. It is easier to talk about missional living than it is to live it out.
A Brief History of ‘Missional’: Moving From Concept and Conversation to Living It Out
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One of the things we’ve all heard a lot of talk about is what it means to be missional. It’s a relatively new word that has emerged into the conversation over the last few decades. It serves to remind the people of God that we are to live on mission.

While the ...

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