Category Archives: theology

Pull my finger spirituality — #rethinkchurch #spirituality

Mountains.  A babbling brook.  The sunset.  (I’m not able to put sunrise on the list because I’m never up that early.)  A humble person serving someone else. These are all ways that people see God’s presence or God at work … Continue reading

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God is not a white man

God is not a white man / But God is good / And He loves everyone! These are some of the lyrics to one of my favorite Gungor songs.  Gungor is a worship band that has deep lyrics and great … Continue reading

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Killer quote from Jurgen Moltmann

“Passion is loving something enough to suffer for it.” Jurgen Moltmann said this.  Moltmann is a German theologian whose written works focused on the snZZZZZZZZZZZ…. Did you fall asleep already?  Does a word like “theology” instantly induce Nyquil-like drowsiness?  Did … Continue reading

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Tebowing

Man, I’m getting T-I-R-E-D of all the Tebow crap getting thrown around.  Haters.  Fans.  Non-Christ followers and Christ followers (both kinds of folks fall into the hater camp as well as Tebow fans).  IF you care what I think, I’m … Continue reading

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faith like a child

A conversation between me and my 3 year old daughter recently: Me: God loves you so much. Her: Yeah, He* wants to give me a hug. Me: Jesus loves you so much, too.** Her: Yeah, and I want to give … Continue reading

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“Worship” by Rachael Swanson

Not a lot of people give my bride the credit she deserves, in my unbiased opinion.  She’s got degrees coming out of her yin and yang, with lots of great perspective on tons of stuff.  She is an overlooked resource … Continue reading

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Apocalypse now (?)

May 21st has come and is almost gone.  With only a handful of hours left, it looks like Harold Camping is going to be wrong.  How do we really treat him and his followers in the aftermath?  While I’ve cracked … Continue reading

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Like a thief in the night

“Like a thief in the night.”  That’s how Jesus described how (and “when”—sorta) He would return.  So if even Jesus didn’t get the 411 on when to expect the end of the world, why do we fall for it when … Continue reading

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A systematic theology for everyone

A systematic theology for everyone “No big deal” seems to be the prominent systematic theology nowadays.  I hear this line of thought all the time, “I don’t think that believing __x__ is a big deal.”  Everyone seems to think that … Continue reading

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