Saint Brennan Manning: A Ragamuffin to the End

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This was originally a sermon preached at Redemption Church on 11 NOV 2014. If you are a pastor, please feel free to copy and steal. One of the important aspects of our discipleship, often overlooked, involves the understanding that our relationship with God didn’t just appear out of thin air. Our faith has a history [Read More...]

Have You Outgrown Modern Worship Music?

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I read a great post this morning from my friend Jovan Brown on his blog Toward Fatherhood. Jovan is talking about why he finds modern worship music to be less significant as he enters into the way of descent. He’s finding most of those songs are really designed for the way of ascent, or the [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I did not watch a single moment of the Masters this year – first time in a long time. I did, however, watch nearly all of a fairly meaningless NASCAR race at Texas. I confess that I am wondering if this says something about me as a person. I confess that I’m [Read More...]

Brennan Manning, April 27, 1934 – April 12, 2013: Death of a Ragamuffin

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I first heard about Brennan Manning  when I heard about his book Ragamuffin Gospel from Rich Mullins. I read it all the way through in about two sittings – I think that was about 1993? I was a ragamuffin and I knew it. Manning was a constant reminder to all of us that the love [Read More...]

What’s Your Story? My Top 5 Favorite Memoirs & Why do We Love Memoirs So Much?

A memoir is almost always an easy read. I’m typically engrossed from the first word. Here’s my top 5 list. What are your top 5? Cash by Johnny Cash Night by Elie Weisel Hannah’s Child by Stanley Hauerwas Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner Confessions by St. Augustine Honorable mention would be Travelling Mercies by Anne [Read More...]


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