Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Stop and Watch the Sun Rise

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! …there I was a couple of weeks ago on the outskirts of Phoenix, a venti cup of house blend in one hand …

Published: 1 year ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Whose Armor Are You Bearing? (via @_michaelkelley) Good …

Published: 1 year ago

Dud.

[This post originally appeared on July 4, 2011.] When I was in 8th grade, I had a gig as a teacher in “Children’s Church,” which is where Christian parents send their kids so they won’t whine for the grape juice and little stale crackers …

Published: 2 years ago

I AM

This weekend our pastor preached a barn-burner as we wrapped up a five week series called The Name. (No seriously: he lit a match, dropped it in a bale of hay, and whoosh: Mrs. O’Leary’s cow said “Well done.”) One segment of the message was …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Why You Shouldn’t Serve The Church

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   You don’t have to live in Church World very long before you realize that Professional Church People are pretty intent on …

Published: 2 years ago

Standing in the Shadow of the Kingdom

If you’re a regular reader, you’re well aware of my love of all things Disney. I love the parks, I love the culture, I love their obsessive attention to detail and their fastidious commitment to serving guests well. That’s why the following story is so …

Published: 2 years ago

Trust the Process

Over the last few weeks our church has sent off a few hundred kids to summer camp. With a separate high school, middle school, and elementary school camp, and separate designated departure days for each, our student team decided to add a little flair by …

Published: 2 years ago

Five Questions with Barnabas Piper

Guest Blogger Week rolls on today with Barnabas Piper. Barnabas blogs at The Blazing Center, is the author of The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity and Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not The Enemy Of Faith, and co-hosts The Happy Rant podcast. Piper writes …

Published: 3 years ago

Stop and Watch the Sun Rise

Not long ago I was out west for a conference. You need to know that I haven’t spent that much time “out west.” There was that one time in Texas, and another time in California, but I think it sounds so cool that any …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Sublime Audacity

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Monday morning I was struck with the fact that we get to call Daddy.  Think about that: the God who created the …

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