Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Local Church: Good Or Bad

“The local church is the Gospel made visible.” ¬†– Mark Dever If I may, I’d like to add a further idea to Mark’s hope-filled insight. “The local church is the Gospel made visible” – OR NOT. The local church carries … Continue reading

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The Second Best Life

I’m reading a new book “Among Wolves” by inner-city Atlanta pastor Dhati Lewis. In the book he provides this insight from a Teacher and Trainer named Chip Dodd. “We will never say ‘no’ to what harms us until we have … Continue reading

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The Evil Status Quo

I’m still learning the many ways I think I’m doing fine when I’m not fine, and the many ways I think I’m seeing straight when I’m actually blind. I’ve had a sense of this for a few years now, but … Continue reading

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The Church of Meaning and Belonging Vs. The Church of Sacrifice

See what you think about this observation from the well researched book¬†Divided by Faith – Evangelical Religion and the problem of Race in America, by Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith “The organization of American religion encourages religious groups to … Continue reading

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A Prayer For Our Troubled Times

I think we’re all too aware of how many people, maybe even including ourselves, who are running around with clenched fists. There are clenched fists aimed at those who have hurts us, those who have different political views, those who … Continue reading

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Where Are The Parents?

The evil that found its way onto the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia is not an easy thing to explain. Fellow Southern California pastor, and blog writer, Karl Vaters rightly observed in his recent post, “No one wakes up one morning, … Continue reading

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Christians, Politics, and ‘Frightening Jesus’

This week I stumbled on an article written by a pastor of a very large church in Pennsylvania. It was an article posted on the Fox News Opinion website, but it’s headline captured my attention “Pastor: Actions of many Christians … Continue reading

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