Category Archives: words

Love Forward, Trust Backward

So many Christians havethe love of a childandthe faith of an adult. This is a problem. “Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” -Jesus, John 15:13 “Unless you change and become … Continue reading

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Living in Synonyms

If you’re going to get involved in this post-modern ministry stuff, you might as well accept that you’re gonna have to learn a new language. Don’t bother complaining… unless you’re reaching out to the same people you grew up with, … Continue reading

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Theologisticianists, Unite!

Biology — Biologist Psychology — Psychologist Zoology — Zoologist Proctology — Butt Doctor Proctologist Sociology — Sociologist Theology — Did you say Theologist? Maybe you were tempted to, before quickly realizing that the word is, in fact, Theologian. Can you … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me That

If you look at our website, brochure, business cards, etc, you will see that word behind my name. Pastor. Despite all the title-wrangling that’s gone on with the emerging church movement, I think one title that has stayed fairly well … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Flesh – Happiness

This is the third installment in the series “Fruits of the Flesh“. Here is the original post. The second Fruit of the Spirit is Joy. The second Fruit of the Flesh is Happiness. I wrote at some length about Love … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Flesh – Romance

Yesterday I lined up the world’s counterfeit fruits in the post “Fruits of the Flesh.” Now I’m going to hit each one briefly, for a little explanation. The first Fruit of the Spirit is Love. The first Fruit of the … Continue reading

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In the Land of Broken Words

A few months ago, I wrote a song called “In the land of broken toys”, reminiscent of the rejects portrayed in the claymation film “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. A land of broken toys is a very plausible fiction for anyone … Continue reading

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However and Ever, Amen.

One of the (many) nails I’m always hammering is the idea of “balance”. I believe the error most often lies in the extremes, and the healthy view is in the center. Of course there are plenty of exceptions, but it’s … Continue reading

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What the Hell?

1. “You’re doing a hell of a job.”2. “I had a hell of a day.”3. “It’s cold as hell in here.”4. “It’s hot as hell in here.”5. “I’ve just been through hell and back.”6. “See you in hell!” One of … Continue reading

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Working On Your Serve

So you want to be a servant… What’s the opposite of classify? Declassify, of course.What’s the opposite of regulate? Deregulate.Humidify? Dehumidify.Sensitize? Desensitize. What about Serve? What’s the opposite of that? In the late 1780s, America’s founding fathers were trying desperately … Continue reading

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