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Politics in the Pulpit?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Cafe Inspirado, Church Chat, Shepherd To Shepherd | 4 comments

Politics in the Pulpit?

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 other day when I read a Facebook comment by a ministry “personality” I really respected. He’d earned his name as a heavy-weight by talking about miracles and the Kingdom...

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Jesus Loves You. Have a Condom.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Cafe Inspirado, Church Chat, GOD-TALK, Shepherd To Shepherd | 1 comment

Jesus Loves You. Have a Condom.

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 was strangely missing – and when talking about the church to friends, I was already beginning to think in terms of “we.” As a few of us chatted there in the lobby, I noticed sitting on...

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Beating (Around) the Bush

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Church Chat, GOD-TALK | 0 comments

Beating (Around) the Bush

How many college ministries are failing to hit the spot with college youth    When he asked me if he could lick my teeth, that’s when I knew the night was going downhill. I’d met Daniel the night before at a party. He was attractive in a “filthy gorgeous” kind of way, with dark caramel-colored skin, a fit body, and glasses. I hadn’t really noticed him between the shots of tequila, passion fruit vodka and cheap wine. That is until the end of the night when, in all my snicker-snockered glory, he came up to me and whispered hotly in my ear,...

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