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There is No Achievement

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Early this morning, I got a call from someone I’ve long loved. While he often says hurtful things, today was particularly biting. In a concerned fashion, he insinuated that he felt like I’d never achieved anything. Because it was coming from him, I was particularly hurt. Without responding in anger, I assured him that we […]

Chicken S*it Pastors

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  There is no greater love than laying down your life for your friends. Jesus didn’t mince words in John 15:13. Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what such words of sacrifice mean in a contemporary context. Then, I made the mistake of thinking about most of the pastors I know. I can […]

Tonight, We Were Dining with God.

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  Emily and I don’t have much money. Truthfully, the vegetables and rice were the best we could do tonight. We were tired. It didn’t matter. The kids were hungry. The words “money” and “tired” are not a part of their vocabulary. By the time everyone got to their plate, we were even more exhausted. […]

The Church is Dying…Kill It.

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  According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian population in the United States has declined steadily from 78.4% to 70.6% since 2007. Throughout social media, prognosticators and pundits have raced to explain why the church is dying and how it can be saved. The frenzy of it all has been very informative for me. […]

Killing Jesus and Saving the Church: A Holy Week Manifesto

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I don’t really like going to church. There are some ministers who love the mystery and majesty of it all no matter what. Not me. I am so tired of the modern presentation of Jesus that I have mentally and spiritually dropped out. Week after week, church leaders use their pulpits to demand more money […]

following jesus: apoem

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  do not be afraid yet we have fear give without payment yet we can’t survive shake the dust off yet we are still dirty is this what we are supposed to do travel around and die with you  

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