Soccer, Church, and Focusing on Something Other Than Numbers

Our son Eli has been learning how to play soccer on Friday evenings thanks to a new coach named Stevie. Considering I’m not even remotely athletic, I’m grateful that Eli has the opportunity to learn a sport without the formality of joining an official local league. What impressed me tonight is that there were only …

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Spiritual Practices for an Accelerating Age #4: Use Your Hands to Grow or Make Something

In some recent posts, I've referred to the fact that this year for the first time we planted and grew vegetables. We didn't plow up the backyard. Instead, we put together a variety of planters from plastic covered boxes, extra large ice cream buckets (that we got from a local ice cream shop), and other …

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Churches, Change, and the New Wine of the Gospel

Change. None of us likes it. But change comes nonetheless, even though we often resist it. Institutions are especially resistant to change. Churches, for instance, can often be quite resistant to change. Particularly when much around us is changing so rapidly, we often want to cling to the familiar, to the comfortable, to that which …

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