True Confessions of a Church

Have you heard about the preacher who packed up his family and belongings and moved so that he could preach for a perfect congregation? Neither have I! Sometimes, I think Christians, and especially preachers, forget that there are no perfect churches, and when that imperfection manifests itself, we act surprised and are left reeling. But …

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You Don’t Want to Miss This!

I live in the path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse that is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon. Those of us living in the path of this eclipse have been bombarded with facts about the eclipse, warnings to protect our eyes, protective eye-wear being sold on every street corner, and a host of other interesting …

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Substance Over Style

In the 1st century, the church had to deal with the intellectual snobbery of the Gnostics. The Gnostics claimed special knowledge and insight into spiritual mysteries unknown to the “ordinary” Christian, and consequently viewed them with contempt. While the 21st century church doesn’t have to deal with Gnosticism, it still must deal with a form …

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It Doesn’t Count

On this day in 1988, the Chicago Cubs played the first ever night game at Wrigley Field. For nearly 60 years, other teams were playing at night and were seeing a huge increase in attendance and revenue. ┬áSo on August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs finally hosted their first night game under the lights. However, …

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The Day I Became A Man

It was a day that began like any other day until I heard my mom crying in the kitchen. She had accidentally burned the meat she was preparing for our dinner. She was able to salvage some, but not nearly enough to feed all of us. That’s when it happened. It was a defining moment …

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