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The TMZ-ification of the Church

Sarcasm is unbecoming. So I apologize in advance. Maybe I’ll start a show where a bunch of people sit around in a fake newsroom and talk about all the latest celebrity pastor gossip. We’d mingle fascination and admiration with disdain and gotcha headlines. Segments would include: Grudge Match: Mars Hill vs. Mars Hill Camping Out: […]

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Marital Confinement

I was listening to a podcast and heard the preacher say something about things being kept within ‘the confines of marriage.” No need to stop the presses…people say that all of the time. But this time it struck me funny: The confines of marriage. con·fine v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines To keep within bounds; restrict: See Synonyms at limit. To shut or […]

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I’m a pastor, and my job’s no better than yours.

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post, “I’m a pastor, and my job’s no worse than yours.”  My kids watch Thomas the Train. It’s a show about life. It’s not about trains. In many episodes there’s drama over which lucky engine will get to deliver the ‘special.’ Delivering a ‘special’ means you were chosen to […]

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A Different Kind of Diversity

I wish churches were more diverse. I wish my church was more diverse. Sometimes when I meet new people at church I think to myself, “They’re awesome! I’m so glad that they’re here! If they weren’t white I’d be even happier.” Is that bad? Don’t answer that…I know it’s bad. We’re slowly becoming more diverse […]

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Fringe

We do a lot of brainstorming where I work. Occasionally an idea will be shot down because it won’t be applicable or helpful to the bulk of people. Something like this will be said, “That will only appeal to the fringe.” Good point. We’ve got limited resources and we want to impact as many people as […]

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