Dear Church (A Letter from Your Future Self)

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Hey Buddy! You’re looking a little tired and a bit stressed out. We know Easter is only a few weeks away, but trust me, you make it through (just as you do every year, but one word of advice, please remember to heat the water in the baptistery, we’ve still got people talking about the [Read More...]

Convergence Christianity: A Q&A with Eric Elnes

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by Timothy Villareal The Rev. Eric Elnes, senior minister of Countryside Community Church (UCC) in Omaha, Nebraska is a most intriguing fellow, and his web-based weekly program “Darkwood Brew” is arguably one of the most content-rich shows in U.S. religion-based programming, though the program itself defies convention. On any given Wednesday night starting at 6:45 [Read More...]

A Powerful Manual for the Spiritual Life

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As a prophet and wisdom teacher, Jesus frequently challenged the status quo and employed witty, paradoxical, and sometimes often shockingly hyperbolic statements to counter conventional wisdom with the alternative wisdom of the kingdom of God, particularly on matters related to holiness/purity, reputation/honor, wealth/possessions, power/position, and inner motivation. In her new book, Between the Dark and [Read More...]


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