Stop making sense

Instead live life gratefully, faithfully, hopefully, boldly, and even a little recklessly.

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Figuring out a life of prayer

The latest turn in the journey reveals something significant.

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Two odd little words: the LGBT issue, part 11 (Revised)

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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The Ebola crisis: watch your language

How we express ourselves matters.

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Here’s to God!

Our new congregation had Heineken in the serving line and two bottles of wine at every table.

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Shallow congregations only take off their shoes and socks

What does it take to become fully immersed?

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Fearing the ‘other’

Perfect love casts out fear, if we have the courage to forgive rather than retaliate.

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Crisis or opportunity in a world where the Mayberrys have disappeared

This is where being the presence of Christ becomes an adventure.

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Say goodbye to post-racial America, if it ever existed

Now the hard work begins.

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Life outside the womb

Most of us fight the temptation to return to a place of safety and security.

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We need a change of heart on the border crisis

Too many immigration myths abound.

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Debtors!

Love may be easy; it’s the neighbors who are difficult

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On first take, the latest U2 album still offers grace

The band’s latest release is theologically rich, though subtler than its earlier work.

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Wolfhart Pannenberg, R.I.P.

The influential theologian’s death Sept. 5 is a loss to Christian academia.

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Send a message — don’t watch the NFL

There’s outrage at the violence shown on the Ray Rice video. Don’t set it aside.

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The worst of times … really?

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

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I can do more: A lament

We can’t facilitate another worship service that turns a blind eye to the sufferings in the world.

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The end of church membership?

Rather than something to be lamented, it may be cause for hope.

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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As for me and my house, call me a thug

It is past time to realize that division only brings more division.

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