What If Church Isn’t Church At All?

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I think church happens in surprising places, which makes me think that maybe our definition of church is something entire too small. What if church isn’t about a building or a gathering at all? Maybe church is less about Sundays and more about Old friends coming together after years of drifting apart, And listening to […]

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The Grand Secret About The Kingdom Of Heaven

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I think the kingdom of heaven is whispering all around us. Like a speakeasy, hidden away behind the facade of our schedules and priorities, it beckons. Whispering possibility and affirming the truth of what is, the whisper wakes men and women up to dream. Its libations spreading out, like ripples in a great pond, without regard […]

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A Rich Man, A Beggar, And The Story You Choose

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  Jesus tells a strange story about the deaths of a rich man and a poor man. A story about two men, from two entirely different sides of town, dying on the same day. First, we learn about the rich man. He’s got it all—the palace, the recognition, the designer tunics. People just don’t know about him; they […]

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Exile, Dry Bones, And A God On The Loose

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In this series, we’ve talked a lot about stories. Most importantly, we’ve talked about the stories behind the familiar Bible stories that most of us have grown up with. The hope is to find the true intention and meaning of these stories, rather than simply reciting the main characters and plot lines. 

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Fish Vomit and Loving Your Enemies

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  Let’s get right to the story, shall we? Once there was a man from Israel. This Israelite’s God commands him to go preach to the great, far away city of Ninevah. The man, however, flees from God and tries to hide. He escapes on a fishing boat and soon a great storm arises.

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