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  • According to a recent survey, Christianity will no longer be the majority faith in the United States. This, of course, elicited the usual and expected response from our Christian leaders. Pastors wrung their hands. Parents are worried ...

  • A great opportunity to encounter Mark’s gospel about Jesus in a fresh translation! Richard Burridge is translating the Gospels in a bold, literal new translation. On Oct 14 we can listen in on a live performance of Mark.

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  • Sep 15

    Tov for Women

    You are invited to a one-day event featuring Dr. Lisa Bowens, Vivian Mabuni, and me that aims to nurture goodness ("tov") in our churches, ministries, and everyday lives. Based on our (Scot and Laura Barringer’s) book, ...

  • It never fails. If you have two toys and you give one each to your two children, they won't like whatever you gave them, and they'll want whatever toy you gave their brother or sister. For some reason, we never outgrow this. ...

  • Sep 8

    Christian "Platforms"

    A newbie editor once told me he had acquired a multi-book deal for his pastor. I asked what the pastor was writing about and the editor told me “TBD on the basis of which of his sermons over the next year gains solid traction.” ...

  • A newbie editor once told me he had acquired a multi-book deal for his pastor. I asked what the pastor was writing about and the editor told me “TBD on the basis of which of his sermons over the next year gains solid traction.” ...

  • Bored Out of Our Faith

    One Sunday afternoon, as we were driving home from church, my son told me that he wasn't going back to Sunday School anymore. Notice that he didn't ask for my permission to stop attending Sunday School. He simply and matter ...

  • Aug 12

    Plan Your Funeral

    "Do you want to be cremated, or do you want a full burial?" That's not the kind of conversation you would think my wife and I would be having on a date night dinner, but here we were. We had to do this and we had been ...

  • Aug 5

    The Leaders We Choose

    As you can probably tell, I'm a political junkie. I'm not partisan. I don't identify as either a Republican or Democrat. I just love watching the process. I like to see who thinks they have the idea that will galvanize ...

  • If You Can't Improve the Silence

    "Preach the gospel always and, if necessary, use words." This pithy insight has long been accredited to St. Francis of Assisi, but now historians doubt that St. Francis ever said it or anything like it. That's too bad. ...