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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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The T-Word Part 4.5: Who’s Testing Whom?

Exodus 17:1-7 is a famous lowlight for the people of Israel, that ends with them being chastised for putting God to the test. But as I listened to that reading in church today, I wondered who was really testing whom. We touched … Continue reading

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The W-Word, Part 3

A few weeks ago, my church’s music team played a bunch of old-timey bluegrass worship tunes, rather than the usual Chris Tomlin–Matt Maher fare, and the congregation was very much engaged with the music that day. They sang along, they … Continue reading

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Knock Three Times

We began this series by taking comfort in Revelation 3:20: ‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.’ And I think … Continue reading

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KeenerPhobia

Sometimes, even worship leaders need to choose the lesser of two evils. The greater of two evils, in this case, is when parishioners’ subconscious minds forget that they’re not in junior high school anymore. In our teenage years, many of … Continue reading

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