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What Kind of Sinners Feel Welcomed by Your Church?

REKNEW asks. ‘What kind of sinners feel welcomed by your church?’

“Perhaps the greatest indictment on evangelical churches today is that they are not generally known as refuge houses for sinners—places where hurting, wounded, sinful people can run and find love that does not question, an understanding that does not judge, and an acceptance that knows no conditions. 116 more words

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Shaking and “Slain” in the Spirit: Historical Reflections

One might think that the experiences of being slain in the Spirit (or “falling under the power of God”) or trembling in the presence of God have only happened in the last hundred years during the contemporary pentecostal-charismatic movement. 363 more words


No More Either/Or

The text of this post is drawn from the epilogue of my new book, The Long Road from Highland Springs: A Faith Odyssey. A book’s epilogue consists of a few thoughts, generally by the author, tucked into the book following the last chapter of the story. 1,452 more words


Grudem // missio

“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” 

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In support of the ridiculous

If you’re familiar with the Biblical book of Jonah then you know that there is a part where he gets swallowed by a fish or whale or some sort of sea creature. 466 more words


Evangelical Anabaptist: my journey so far…

Faith traditions can be a funny thing when it comes to talking about how folks identify themselves.  Denominational or theological heritage can be for many a simple matter of family heritage i.e., “My great grandparents were Baptists so I’m a Baptist.”  This generational default seems to be the prevailing occurrence for many of my Christian friends.  524 more words