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You’re Trying Too Hard

You’re Trying Too Hard

Nov 1, 2012

Why do we always try to make things so complicated? Life. Love. Faith. Our walk with God. Churchy terms like salvation and righteousness sometimes give us the impression that our day to day life requires special activity to achieve a harmonious existence: one where we’re living in reality in the here and now, at peace with our fellow human beings, and in...

Resetting Your Most Important Relationship

Resetting Your Most Important Relationship

Oct 22, 2012

Relationships are probably the single most important thing in life. And they’re impossible unless the people in them know themselves and each other. Kinda basic, right? Okay, now without getting all churchy and religious, the single most important relationship you’ll ever have in your life is between you and God — because it affects...

Politics in the Pulpit?

Politics in the Pulpit?

Oct 4, 2012

More crazy preachers on T.V. Why does that thought occur more and more frequently in my head?  Maybe the American election season has something to do with it.  And with Election Day looming closer every day, the impulse for preachers to push their people in one direction or another will likely only increase. I was kind of disheartened—shocked, actually—the...

Jesus Loves You. Have a Condom.

Jesus Loves You. Have a Condom.

Sep 16, 2012

A group of us were sitting around talking, waiting for the weekly men’s group to begin. I was new to the church, still getting a feel for the place, but the pastor’s approach to living out the faith intrigued me. It was an odd place, a challenging place, but there was something powerfully different here: all that old “churchiness” I’d become accustomed to...