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Reconciliation for Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill and Any Church Community

After reading various blogs concerning forgiveness, reconciliation, resignation and Pastor Mark Driscoll, (See Rachel Held Evans , Jonathan Merritt and Matthew Paul Turner) I decided to do a show on what true reconciliation should look like for Mars Hill, Mark Driscoll and any community dealing with broken relationships. The goal is to advocate for a […]

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Is Your Spiritual House in Ruins?

Too often, we present faith as the acceptance of theological distinctives, rather than the embrace of an eternal relationship. Sometimes we are more concerned with right thinking than right abiding. With this in mind, I’d like you to consider the condition of your relationship with Jesus. More specifically, what does your spiritual house look like? […]

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On Donald Miller, Protestant Popes and Reform

(I wrote the following post for PARSE at Christianity Today) Recently, Christian author, blogger and conference speaker Donald Miller posted a pair of troubling blogs on why he rarely attends church. Miller expressed that he doesn’t find intimacy with God through singing or preaching of a traditional worship service. Consequently, he has abandoned the notion […]

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Calm Yourself

Calm Yourself

Calm yourself by Doug Bursch Calm yourself by thinking deeply. See beyond the temporal and engage the eternal. Calm yourself by not thinking. Embrace the visceral beauty and engage the moment. Calm yourself in silent meditation. Empty your thoughts, be still and content. Calm yourself by moving, doing and speaking, be active and engaging. Calm […]

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A Christian’s Guide to Hurting People (Warning: Possibly Satirical)

1. Always end all hurtful, condescending, judgmental communication with “iron sharpens iron.” Iron sharpens iron is a magical “get out of jail” card that absolves communicators from all the consequences of their communication. If the receiver of your email is hurt or offended, they need to realize that your two thousand word diatribe against the […]

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