Moving Forward

A couple of weeks into this thing and I’m realizing that yes, as I mentioned before, a mega-church isn’t just a larger version of a small church, but also that there are some fundamental similarities. For instance, one of the challenges of any church is striking the balance between the past, present and the future.…

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And So It Begins

I have always liked big churches.  I realize that’s not really the “in” thing to say, but it’s the honest truth. What I like about big churches isn’t necessarily spiritual, just personal.  I like the resources big churches have to do big things for God.  I like the momentum big churches have to keep moving forward…

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Planned Parenthood and the “Spiritual Discipline” of Boycotting

This week saw the release of the 7th horrifying video detailing the practices of Planned Parenthood’s abortion and “harvesting” practices.  Personally, I cannot watch it.   While the vast majority of Christians are rightly opposed to abortion, the question of how best to respond to Planned Parenthood is complicated.  On the one hand, some Christians…

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What About Those Funny Footnotes? – or, a Short Primer on Text Criticism for Christians

Anyone who has read the Bible with serious intent to understand it will almost certainly have come across the occasional strange annotation, often in a footnote, that says something like “Many manuscripts…” or “the earliest manuscripts and many others…”, followed by a reading that differs a bit from what’s in the body of the text.…

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