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How Not to Revive the Church

This entry is part 1 of 24 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 1 of 24 in the series Gospel   It’s the best of times to be Jesus. And the worst of times to be his church. Larry’s a prime example. I met him through his girlfriend, a member of my congregation. Fresh out of medical school in Memphis, Larry prayed often. Read […]

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Mobile: The Ends of the Earth (Acts 1)

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Mobile

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Mobile A few weeks ago I had coffee with a man named Jim. Jim is a young married man with two kids. He is finishing up his PhD in apologetics. Apologetics is the study of the reasons why people believe in God. Jim has focused […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #7 Wholeness Comes from the Whole Gospel

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence    When Ignatius devised the Spiritual Exercises, he had a lot of options. As he labored to create an experience, a “boot-camp,” that could lead clergy and laity to significantly deeper spiritual lives, he had many […]

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7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence: #6 Indifference is Ideal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 7 Things I Learned in 30 Days of Silence  During my sabbatical, I learned to care less.  And in caring less, I grew to care more. Let me explain. My Spiritual Director introduced me to the Ignatian discipline of indifference. Ignatius believed that this discipline […]

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