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Dec
03

Kids Plant Churches: 6 Principles from a Children’s Storybook

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Children’s author and illustrator Peter Brown wrote a fine book a few years ago entitled The Curious Garden, containing wonderful metaphors of church planting and disciple-making.[1] I first read this story to my kids when we happened upon it at our local library. It made such a good impression on us that we eventually purchased…
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Dec
01

The Golden Rule and Hookup Culture

Couple in row boat

I have been preaching through the book of Proverbs, covering numerous themes from words to relationships to sex. Sex is a significant theme in the wisdom literature (as it seems to be in most writings). Recently, I unpacked (maybe “undressed” is more relevant term here) Proverbs 7. I am always surprised at the number of…
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Nov
28

Reflections on Interstellar

Interstellar movie poster

It has been said, those who see Interstellar must comment. At risk of fulfilling this prophecy, I seek to add a few reflections. Interstellar comes from writer, director, and producer Christopher Nolan who is known for his Batman films and also his penchant for twisting time (see Inception and Memento). The movie is of the…
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Nov
26

Book Review on Biblical Portraits of Creation: Celebrating the Maker of Heaven and Earth

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Biblical Portraits of Creation: Celebrating the Maker of Heaven and Earth By Walter C. Kaiser Jr. and Dorington G. Little. Wooster OH: Weaver Book Company, 2014. 164 pp. $15.99       Dr. Walt Kaiser needs no introduction to most Christian readers. He is president emeritus at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the author of numerous…
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Nov
21

6 Lessons Learned from the Growth of Mars Hill Church

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The past two days I have written on the lessons to be learned from the demise of Mars Hill Church. You can find those posts here and here. Today, I would like to consider some lessons to be learned from its explosive growth. What lessons are to be drawn from this astounding saga? What are…
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