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Prophecy & Water
I wonder if you’re like me on this: growing up listening to sermons, I heard a decent amount about prophecy. Enough, certainly, to know that a lot of Old Testament prophecies foretold certain things about Jesus and the church. What I didn’t hear too much about was how most of those same prophecies also had meaning at the time they were spoken—a more literal, immediate...
Cut And Paste
This past weekend, my sister introduced me to the YouTube phenomenon of recut movie trailers. Pretty funny stuff. Check out You’ve Got Mail: And here’s a reimagined Mary Poppins: The first thing I thought when I saw these? People do this with the Bible all the time. Combine a bunch of actual quotes from Scripture, some creativity, and a predetermined agenda, and...
Want A Different Opinion Of Someone? Talk To Them.
Had a conversation yesterday with two people who had a decent reason to suspect me of a bad attitude in one particular area. But instead of going with their limited evidence and making a decision about my character/motivation/etc., they…wait for it…called me. Called me. And in a non-accusatory way, asked a couple of simple questions to hear things from my perspective. After that...
What Kind Of Salt Should We Be?
You may or may not be tapped into it, but there’s been a big discussion going on for a while in certain circles about whether a church should be “attractional” or “missional.” I’m probably not smart enough to know the answer. But I do know this: every church had better be on a mission, and every church had better be attractive. Live a lover’s life,...