Category Archives: Missional Church

Culture Wars, Homophobic Chickens and a Net Loss of Yards

So as I continue to struggle to find the path of authentic Christianity in today’s culture, my mind often bounces from point to point within postmodernity.  Why are Evangelicals largely in favor of “big military” and even military preemption, but … Continue reading

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Dead at 38 … Dead at 90. What’s the Difference?

Have you ever encountered a statement that seems to perfectly encapsulate both your thinking and your fears?  Late last week, a friend of mine posted a little-known quote by Martin Luther King Jr. on his Facebook wall.  And since that … Continue reading

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The “SS United States”: Troop Carrier or Luxory Liner?

“In the late 1940s, the United States government commissioned William Francis Gibbs to work with United States Lines to construct an eighty million dollar troop carrier for the navy.  The purpose was to design a ship that could speedily carry … Continue reading

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“Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help”

To a church that is increasingly defining its core identity in terms of mission and outreach, Robert Lupton’s new book, Toxic Charity, is going to read like a literary sucker-punch to side of the head.  As a veteran urban minister … Continue reading

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