Tag Archives: Church

Seeking a Fresh Look at the “Welcoming Time”

The “welcoming time” has become a fixture at churches across America, with the goal to make visitors comfortable and to give regulars a time to visit during the service. Time before the service is often hectic as people arrive late, … Continue reading

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From Fossils to Christ — Evangelism at the Contextual Ends of the Earth

For my entry in a recent public photography project, I wrote a little text to make it an example of the kind of evangelism described in an earlier post. The idea is to get away from Christian culture and engage … Continue reading

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Battling Ideas Instead of People

I recently noticed a disquieting tendency in the Christian community. It’s not a new thing, but these recent reflections on love have made it stand out. Basically, there’s a difference between challenging an idea, and challenging the people who believe … Continue reading

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The Motivation of Love (part 2)

In my previous post, I touched on the importance of love, and how it should be a foundational part of everything we do. That description was focused on individual actions, but it seems that the same principles can be applied … Continue reading

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The Motivation of Love (part 1)

God is love. And yet, it’s easy to stop making them both central amidst all the busyness of even healthy family and church life. We occasionally reflect on the irony of being involved in church and yet missing God. But … Continue reading

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Ministers in the Church

When we reflect on ministry in the church, we commonly focus on those who are serving in a full-time capacity, perhaps also being paid for their work. However, Scripture actually gives a little different picture than this. And he gave … Continue reading

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A Path in the Light

Here’s a picture that’s been coming together recently. It will take a long time to fully flesh out, but it seems worthwhile to start describing now. It grows upon the “Definition of Discipleship” that I’ve written elsewhere, but expands on … Continue reading

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