Where the Missional Church Misses It

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It has been years since I talked with a Pastor who didn’t describe themselves as missional. It has been a long time since I have been on a church website that didn't include the word missional somewhere in their value statements. Missional churches.  Missional conferences.  Missional books.  Missional leaders. Missional.  Missional.  Missional. Us late modern church … [Read more...]

On What Christianity Is and What it is Not

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What is Christianity? Some say it is a tired, old, throwback.  It is the codification of the stunted desires of long dead prudes.  The anthem of the morally anal-retentive. Others say it is the invention of the late-Roman world powers.  A grand trick of the rulers to keep the masses pacified and distracted. Still others say it is the symbolic representation of the … [Read more...]

Does Hell Exist? Does it Really Matter?

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I am not sure how much you have been paying attention- but hell, apparently, has been assigned to the cosmic dustbin. Self-respecting people who think for themselves and who read books and blogs and the Huffington Post have regarded the eternal flames as little more than a particularly nasty attempt by fundamentalists to keep their thoughtful young people within the fold. … [Read more...]