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    Is Postmodernism Passe?

    mod·ern adj. 1. Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date: a modern lifestyle; a modern way of thinking. pas·sé adj. 1. No longer current or…
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    Message Good—method Bad

    I’ve never heard of Bill Talon or “the Rev. Billy” before today. And I guess if you’re lucky, you might say the same. Yet this week, the Rev. Billy made…
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    New Songs

    “O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men” (Psalm 107:8). If we complained less, and praised more, we…
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    Relevant, But Is It Ministry?

    To many Christians, cross-pollinating “ministry” and “commercialism” is not a problem. After all, we assume “every man is a minister.” How many of us have said at some time or…
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    Ancient Thoughts, Here And Now

    There’s an ancient/Celtic story about St. Columba, who was famous for “preserving ancient places of worship because they once were centers of honest searches for God—however misguided they might have…
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    Is The Church Doing Anything Right?

    In our quest for cultural significance we twentysomething Christians focus an incredible amount of negative energy toward the Body known as the Church. We expect the Church to be progressive…
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    When A Church Needs Change

    “To love is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all…
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    Violent Worship

    When Jesus cleared the temple courts, as recorded in John 2, it wasn’t exactly a Hallmark card moment. The felt-board Jesus of my childhood Sunday school class—the bony, emaciated Jesus…
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    Painting The Image Of God

    In a cozy beachside gallery/artist loft in Galveston, Texas, the stories of faith are being told boldly by newlywed artist couple Jamie and Jeremy Wells. Huge canvases declare redemption and…
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    True Tradition

    Many Christians tend to get wrapped up in a façade of tradition. They insist that hymns and hymns alone can be sung in the church, the King James Version is…
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    God Is Great

    Words simply cannot contain the Almighty. And yet, in some mysterious way, He meets us in our words and leads us beyond them to His love. So then, I offer…
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