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 12/13/12 – Leave Your Snakes Home; Jedi Knights and Faith; Positive Negative Thinking

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/13/12: Arlene Sanchez-Walsh, Patheos/Re-Generacion: “When I started teaching a class on global Pentecostalism this fall, I think the word was out that I was Pentecostal, and one of my students was stunned that I did not show up the first day of class in a long skirt, long hair, and no make-up–to which [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/11/12 – Sex and Control; What Ticks Jesus Off; Googling God

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/11/12: Calah Alexander, Patheos/Barefoot and Pregnant: “For these people, how painful must it be to read a prominent, widely adored Catholic blogger encouraging men to “control” their wives, stating that the “war on women…exists for the simple reason that erotic love demands it”? Eric Metaxas, Belief Blog: No Pressure, Mr. President Tim Dalrymple, [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/07/12 – One-Hit Wonders; Secrets Pastors Have; Guns, Football and Fornication

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/07/12: Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “Friendships have fallen by the wayside after I failed to live up to someone’s expectation.  It happens to God a lot, too.” Phil Cook, HuffPost: How Christianity Lost It’s Voice Thom Rainer, Thom S. Rainer: Five Secrets Your Pastor Won’t Tell You John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious [Read More...]

America Downgraded, and The Fierce Urgency of Debt Now

I’m tempted to speak as Aragorn did to Frodo at the Prancing Pony in Bree: “Are you frightened?  Not nearly frightened enough.”  And, humanly speaking, I think that Aragorn would have it precisely right. Some of us have been trying to sound the alarm for a long time now.  Government spending has expanded at a [Read More...]


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