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Blessed by the Blessings of Others

I’ll never forget the professor who read Psalm 13 and tied it to his lifelong struggle with depression. The sanctuary was so quiet as he spoke that it seemed like everyone was blessed in glimpsing the blessings he received from this short but powerful Psalm.

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Death and the Color of the Carpet

Death brings things into perspective. The things you whine about and worry about don’t seem that big when you need a new kidney to live another day. The color of the carpet doesn't matter. 

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Souvenirs of Faith

We associate souvenirs with traveling, but we also keep them to remind us of faith milestones. A family baptism gown, a signed Bible — these things help us remember moments that shape our identity as people of God.

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So, What Do YOU Do?

“Pastor” is a word that I like. I have good associations with it and sometimes it’s helpful to use because it opens the door. But sometimes I have to let it go and find more creative ways to communicate what I do. 

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Being a Committed Community

Strengthening our commitment practices, including the practice of profession of faith, calls us to name the idolatries that tempt us and intentionally embody a different way of being.

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7 Powerful Faith Formation Tools

As pastor of spiritual formation at my church, I have a lot of faith formation "tools" in my toolbox. Some are very specific. Some are weirdly shaped. Here are 7 of my favorite and most powerful tools. 

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Worship That Welcomes

My church has approximately 40 different denominational backgrounds represented. In such a diverse group, the tendency is to go "wide," stripping worship to singing and a message. But what if we opted to go "deep" instead?

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And Yet, Still Religious

It makes me cringe sometimes — standing in church pews, planting mustard seeds, telling someone I’ll pray for them. And yet, I’m still religious because sometimes my faith needs the religion.

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9 Reasons to Attend InterGenerate

Interested in Intergenerational Faith Formation? That's one reason to attend the InterGenerate conference at the beautiful Lipscomb University in Nashville on June 25-27, 2017. Here are 9 more!

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