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For the Bride: Vanishing Grace

I have intentionally entitled this week’s post with the title of Philip Yancey’s new book that will be available on October 21st.

I find it interesting that this highly-esteemed and long-respected writer has concluded that our problems have increased in the Church as grace has decreased.  209 more words

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For the Bride: Contaminated Witness

We cannot look at the debilitating factors in the Church without admitting that they have now spilled over our cloistered walls and contaminated our witness in the world. 314 more words

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For the Bride: Type Casting

Type casting. Actors avoid it like the plague. They will tell you it can spell doom for their career–or at least narrow and caricature it so that the full range of their talent is unseen. 234 more words

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For the Bride: Partisanship

I believe historians may look at our generation and name partisanship as the largest contributive factor to our local/global gridlock. Whether in civic or eccesial societies, our inability/unwillingness to get together has all but killed our ability to come together. 240 more words

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For the Bride: Missing Square One

The precursor to schism is the loss of humility. The starting point for our debates has too often been to look at those with whom we disagree and say, “You are wrong.” And, of course it gets worse. 310 more words

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For the Bride: Termites in the Temple

One of the distortions of my book is that it is about homosexuality. The truth is, it is about avoiding schism. The inclusion of the human sexuality issue was illustrative of how the three foundational elements can be used to address the flash-fire topic threatening to divide the Church. 206 more words

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For the Bride: Introduction

Welcome to a new weekly theme that will appear each Friday. It’s a series of reflections related to my book, ‘For the Sake of the Bride: Restoring the Church to Her Intended Beauty’ (Abingdon Press, 2014).  502 more words

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