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Wild Goose 2018 #2: Resurrecting the Church of Jesus

Every year, I intend to write multiple posts about my experiences at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina, a spiritual gathering of thousands of souls thirsty for peace, justice, beauty, and creativity. 777 more words

The Spiritual Life

Doctrine Is Inevitable

I’m old enough to remember a movement in the mid to late 2000s called “the emerging church.” I still own some of their books, because as a high school/college student raised in conservative evangelicalism, I resonated with a lot of what they taught, including the idea that conservative evangelical culture was far too obsessed with policing doctrine. 534 more words

Christianity

Made for Humanity

Mark 2:23—3:6

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Let’s do some Bible study. What is going on in today’s Gospel?

The passage begins with the words, “One sabbath”; an important detail. 1,932 more words

Homilies

For God So Loved

A Sermon for Sunday, May 27, 2018, Trinity Sunday, John 3:1-17

A week from today, a group of high school teens and adults will travel to North Carolina for the annual Montreat Youth Conference. 1,890 more words

Sermons

stream of consciousness: practices and generosity and being here

I didn’t have an particularly strong hankering to write today, but in January I made the goal to write once a week and publish at least every other week. 1,494 more words

Introspection Or Whatever

Living in the Presence

When he is here, I see holiness. I tell you something different goes on between him and the Lord God. Sometimes I get to thinking that if the light was right, I might get a glimpse of God right beside him. 438 more words

Contemplation, Prayer

New Small Group Study, April & May: "The Great Spiritual Migration," RSVP Today!

All are invited to attend a New Small Group Study that will explore the latest book by noted author and pastor Brian McLaren:

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian… 74 more words

Christian Education