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Looking for Help in the Wrong Direction

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Pastors have an infatuation with the business world. I’m not exactly sure where it comes from but it is unhealthy. Perhaps it’s because church hierarchies tend to favor business people on boards and committees and eventually they give in to the way business people think? Or perhaps it’s kind of an Oedipus or Freudian thing with pastors […]

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A Leg to Stand On

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Our high school small groups have a confidentiality rule. So I can’t get into the specifics of what happened last night, but I want to share something that happened last night in general terms. Brian, our high school pastor, kicked it off by asking one of our college-aged volunteers to come up and share a conversation they’d […]

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A Problem of Polity

A Problem of Polity

Controversial Seattle megachurch founder Mark Driscoll will step down for at least six weeks while church leaders review formal charges lodged by a group of pastors that he abused his power. source Most people seem aware of the situation with Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill. However you feel about the situation we can all agree on one thing: […]

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Muzzled Leaders

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2010 Andrew Marin got himself in trouble for calling out a room full of Christian leaders. It was the best kind of trouble… black balled for saying what needed to be said. Here’s what he said: I stand silent to give dignity to a moment many Christians take for granted. There are only a few […]

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You Had Vision for Me

You Had Vision For Me

Last month I turned 38. What? Thirty-eight. XXXVIII. Thurdy-ate. If you know me well you know I’m not much of a personal birthday celebrator. One of the most fun things I’ve done in the past five years was learn how to hide my birth date from Facebook so I didn’t have 200 people wishing me […]

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