Faithful and Ordinary (Part 3)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Faithful and Ordinary

  A friend of mine recently gave me an old book called Voice from the Desert. It’s a collection of letters written by a French mystic named Albert Peyriguere. In the early 1900’s, Albert, a priest, had a great dream of forming a religious community modeled after the ideals of one of his spiritual heroes. […]

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Flux: Love on Your Knees (Jer. 29:5-7) Chris Altrock – 1/11/15

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Flux

You may have seen the dueling billboards in Memphis last month. It started with just one advertisement. That billboard showed a little girl with a smug look on her face. The rest of the billboard was her letter.  It read: “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for […]

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Faithful and Ordinary (Part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Faithful and Ordinary

  Kate Shellnut writes about the pressure placed on evangelical women to move beyond the ordinary [Kate Shellnut, "Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at Target" Christianity Today 11/13/14)] “Our lives are so obvious and boring—or so we’ve been told—that women worry that we aren’t fulfilling our true purpose. In evangelical women’s books and blogs, […]

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Flux: Where the Sidewalk Ends (Jer. 1:1-5) Chris Altrock – 1/4/15

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Shel Silverstein is an American poet. He is best known for his poem “The Giving Tree.” But he has another poem which is particularly meaningful on this, the first Sunday of a New Year. The first Sunday of a year filled with possibilities—known and unknown. The first Sunday on which we journey from the familiar […]

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