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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
21

6 Lessons Learned from the Growth of Mars Hill Church

Church door

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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Nov
10

Locos Tacos and the Church

Doritos Locos Tacos

If only I had bought stock in Frito-Lay in the late 50’s, early 60’s, when it was the Frito Company and my dad was a sales driver. For a few years, I spent my summer riding the route and working with dad, delivering Fritos and a few other marginal products. Eventually, Frito’s corn chips and…
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Jan
28

Matter Matters to God

Film and  clap board movies symbol 3d. Isolated on white

“Matter matters to God. It’s what the sacraments teach: bread and wine and water and oil and hands matter to God.” That’s one of the better quotes in this beautiful video on the fact that matter and flesh matter to God, and why that should matter to us. Other great lines include “God cares about…
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