Why You Are In A Bad Place (And How To Get Out Of It)

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I hate to admit it, but I have had various periods of my life where I have been in a bad, bad place.  Seasons where I felt trapped, like there was no escape hatch.  The sense that my life was completely not working.  That I was doomed to either continue on the same pointless treadmill- getting nowhere.  Striving and stressing and finding no way out.  Or worse, like the roof and … [Read more...]

We Are All The Citizens of iPhone World

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  I live in iPhone World.  My guess is you do too. I woke up early this morning thanks to the alarm on my iPhone.  Later, I had a text-based conversation with my 13 year old son, while he was in the middle of a Jr. High class.  I commented on a conference, going on two states away via Twitter, and at least a couple of people noticed my comment and seemed to … [Read more...]

Pre-Christians, “Christians” & Post-Christians

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All mission is not the same.  If we have learned anything about missiology over the last few decades, it's that the culture creates the context for mission.  Different cultures= different missions. Let's look at three different types of "mission spaces" in Western Culture. Pre-Christians & Mission Yes, pre-Christian was a term used in the early 00's (largely by … [Read more...]

Racism, Riots, and Religion Revisited

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Dave: What has this world come to?  God help us... There used to be a time when there was respect for law and order.  When young people listened to their parents and their teachers and the police- no matter what race they were!  Now, everyone thinks nothing of mouthing off to authority, of burning cop cars, of giving the middle finger to the news cameras, all because of … [Read more...]

Religion is Violent

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Krynn: So…  Look…  I just don’t get how you can be religious.  I simply don’t get it at all.  I mean, c’mon!  Haven’t you paid attention to the news for the last 15 years!?  Religion is violent. Who flies planes into buildings killing thousands of people?  Religious people.  Who beheads innocent people and throws the images on social media outlets?  Religious people.  Who votes … [Read more...]