Trust Me, Church: Why I’m Not That Interested in “Letting You Know I’m Here”

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When I graduated from divinity school, I was homeless. Not in a literal kind of way but a spiritual one. I had been living in the same city for two years without a church to call my own. Sure, I had dated a few congregations on and off but nothing serious developed. The only names [Read More...]

Two Conversations Christians Need to Have in 2015

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America is coming apart at the seams. Greed, corruption, fear, and violence are among our defining qualities. We Christians must confront the fact that we have done a poor job of proclaiming Good News in America. As such, there are two conversations we must have in 2015. This first is, “what is sin?” The second [Read More...]

Trust Me, Church: How Your Bulletin Makes Me Feel Like I Do (or Don’t) Belong

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In my search for a church home during graduate school, I attended over ten churches in two years, each with their own different style of communication. Some handed out a tan, tri-fold piece of paper by which I could follow along, nose down, during the service. Others projected announcements on movie screens that required thick-rimmed [Read More...]


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