Dear Worship Pastor: It’s Not About You

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Dear Worship Pastor, I enjoy praise and worship.  I really do.  And I appreciate the enormous effort and the talent that goes into excellent worship leadership.  I hesitate to admit the following, because it seems like someone with a theology doctorate ought to be motivated by more cerebral concerns, but a significant (major but not [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/20/12 – Gold, Frankincense and M-16′s; Religion of Certainosity; Gun Control Ignorance

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/20/12: Bill Blankschaen, Patheos/Bill In the Blanks: “Maybe Jesus was born away in a manger, just not like the one made in China on the shelf at Wal-Mart. But in the “tower of the flock”, Migdal Eder, surrounded by holy shepherds, set apart to certify the birth of the ultimate Passover Lamb.” Thomas [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/19/12 – Death, Mortality and Sandy Hook; Mary and Abortion; Expectations and Testing

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/19/12: Frank Viola, Patheos/Frank Viola: “Jesus did not meet John’s expectations. If you’ve not met that side of God yet, you will. He will not always meet your expectations. And when that day comes, faith gets tested.” Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA TODAY: Gun-Free Zones and False Security Tim Dalrymple, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “I believe [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/17/12 – Children, Shootings and God’s Plan; Living on the Cliff-Edge; Lessons of “Zero Dark Thirty”

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/17/12: Amy Julia Becker, Patheos/Thin Places: “Advent is a time of longing, of crying out for God to continue to break into this broken world and make it right. And so, with anger and fear and sorrow and the thinnest wisp of hope, we cry out. Come, Lord Jesus. Come into the horror. [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/14/12 – Hobbit on Steroids; Verbal Autopsies; NASA vs. the Mayans

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/14/12: Jeffery Overstreet, Patheos/Good Letters: “But where Tolkien served the head and the heart, Jackson serves the appetite for adrenalin rush.” Bradley Abramson, Christian Post: Merry Atheistic Nothingness Kathryn Jean Lopez, Catholic Impulse: Sandra Fluke for Time’s Woman of the Year John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious Bench: “Human beings did invent religions, I told [Read More...]


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