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The “Worship” Service, and Why Mine Doesn’t Sound Like Yours

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This sounds suspiciously like rock and/or roll!

It’s another week, so I’ve seen yet another article on Facebook or Twitter about how ___________________ is slowly destroying worship in our churches.  It’s usually a critique of contemporary worship culture, and often, it’s presented as “Hey, I’m only saying this because I’m concerned!”  Now, I do appreciate people who have genuine concerns.  Unfortunately, though, in my experience, most of these writers are just usually annoyed by __________________, and they want it gone.

It’s always phrased as a concern for the state of worship, though – whatever the _________________ might be, it’s destroying worship as we know it.

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Reading Roundup (Also: Absence Makes the Heart Something Something.)

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Yeah. Just like that.

So, it’s been a while since I blogged.  Like, half a year or so.  But one of my New Year’s resolutions is to blog more, so here I am.  I mean, I’ve got a couple of other ones I’m working on, but I’m going to keep those under wraps for the time being – that way, if I fail, then I don’t have to tell anyone.

Just kidding.

In fact, I’m part of a neat project called 30 Days of Hustle that’s providing a lot of encouragement and accountability to keep grinding on all the things I’d like to do this year.

That said, let’s take a look at what I’ve been reading this week:

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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Christian Life, Preaching, Religion

 

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There Oughtta Be A Law

I’ve had several potential blog posts running through my head this week.  Unfortunately, I can’t quite seem to get them to coalesce when I sit down to write.  So, I’m going to give up and go do something distracting for a while.  It’ll probably include drinking a lot of tea and possibly sampling from the McDonald’s late-night menu.  (Sausage biscuits *and* french fries?  Sign me up!)

Before I do that, though, I want to get one thing down on virtual paper – why, do we as Christians, have this bizarre belief that we can legislate morality?

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Christian Life, Religion

 

What If God Really Does Love Us?

What If God Really Does Love Us?

What if God really does love us?

That’s a question posed by Peter Enns.  It concerns one of my favorite parables in scripture, what most everyone probably recognizes as the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Religion