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The Gift of ... Discouragement?

Fruitful and Multiplying - "In the Bible, one of the first things God says to humankind is to be fruitful and multiply. That command predates the Ten Commandments and just about every other commandment in the Bible. God wants us to have kids. But just how fruitful do we need to be? ... I’ve been to thousands of church services and lots of Christian men’s events. I can’t ever recall the topic of vasectomies coming up."

The Medium is Contradicting The Message - "I want to attend a conference one day about being small, authentic, and missional at a church that is small, authentic, and missional. I want to read a book about overcoming the success syndrome written by a pastor who, in the eyes of the world, looks like a failure. I want to hear from the pastor whose story didn’t have a happy ending, and yet who still clings to the fact that Jesus is enough." The choices of locations, books and speakers are often subtracting from the message.

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