Your Cell Your Soul

The average output of emails and text through our devices daily comes to 3.6 trillion words. Smart devices aside, we spend- on average- 1/5 of our life talking! Jesus’s claim that we will one day give an account for every idle word is an incredibly significant one, especially in an era where we send and […]

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Your Cell Your Soul

Situational awareness. It’s not just for the military, policemen, or specially trained agents like Jason Bourne. As a matter of fact, it’s downright Biblical. As followers of Christ we’re called to be situationally aware. But often our situational awareness gets traded for the 12 or so square inches of screen on our smartphone- so much […]

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This summer we pass the 10 year anniversary of the first iPhone. TIME magazine recently named the iPhone the single most influential gadget of all time, saying that it “fundamentally changed our relationship to computing and information- a change likely to have repercussions for decades to come.” One such repercussion – there are more smart devices […]

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Crossing Over

Most Americans recognize the painting “Washington Crossing of the Delaware” even if they don’t know it by name. And they know exactly who this Mr. “Washington” is. But are we as familiar with the name Johann Rall? He was the opposing general whose missteps lost him what should have been a significant upper hand at […]

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Rethink Church

The first step to finding a solution is properly diagnosing the problem. For instance, if you’re a doctor and you misdiagnose a patients issue you won’t be able to help your them to a cure. You may treat symptoms, but you also could end up hurting more than helping! Taking a close look at poverty […]

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Father’s Day

I didn’t come to fatherhood the traditional way. One glance at our child confirms that. My wife and I walked through an arduous adoption process that put us through Proverbs 13:12 – “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” In life we can expect to walk through these seasons, as well as walk with others through theirs. How […]

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Rethink Church

A theologian once said: “Because Scripture is the supreme locus of God’s self-communication in the world, Christians are ‘people of the book.’” But if Christians are people of the book- the Bible- why do so few of us read it? By most measures and surveys, Christians lightly peruse it more than we legitimately pursue it. But what […]

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Rethink Church

Something transformational happens when you graduate from “I go to church” to “I am the church.” No longer is Church an organization, it becomes an organism- the body of Christ! Like our physical bodies, Christ’s body should both inhale and exhale- coming together in our gatherings, and going back out among the lost to reach […]

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Rethink Church

“Do Christians have to go to church?” It’s a common question. And it’s a question that makes one realize- maybe it’s time we rethink Church! Our cultures celebration of individualism can infiltrate our spirituality, leading to isolation. But there are disciplines and pathways – gathering, relationship, and accountability – that are impossible to walk in […]

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Rethink Church

According to all research and by all measures, our society doesn’t get enough rest. Naps and nights full of sleep seem nostalgic and a thing of our youth. Similarly, in the church, we often consider Sabbath rest to be archaic and a thing of the past. In a culture where workaholics are praised and rewarded, […]

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