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Living Inside God’s Story or Your Life is Not About You

This coming Sunday I am starting an Adult Sunday School class on the story of the Bible.  Yes, you read that correctly–an adult class on the story of the Bible.  I didn’t say stories, rather the one story of the … Continue reading

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My Long-Awaited Return to Blogging: Movies for the Kingdom of God

Due to the overwhelming response to my unannounced, four month hiatus from blogging……I have decided to return to this noblest of all practices for those impressed by their own knowledge, wit, or writing ability. In all seriousness, I will be … Continue reading

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What does missional mean? My job title as an example of confusion and tautology

“Missional” is certainly a buzz word, code for…..something we know we should be for and not against. At least this is the way it can be used sometimes. It can be used similarly to the way “kingdom” can be attached … Continue reading

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The International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment

In a number of his speeches throughout the mid 60s, Martin Luther King, Jr. included the following meditation on maladjustment in society: “Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word in psychology.  It is … Continue reading

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Mammon: The Acceptable Idol in Western Christianity

One of the key elements of developing a distinctively Christian lifestyle is analyzing what values and behaviors we take for granted in the culture around us.  Most of the time we adopt the values and follow in the behaviors without … Continue reading

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The Missional Church: Simple

I realize there may still be some confusion at Foothills and other churches using the term about exactly what is meant by “missional.”  We have defined it simply in the past  as each believer viewing themselves as missionary in their … Continue reading

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Why Empire of God

I suppose all three of you who have looked at my blog so far may be asking why I chose to title it “Empire of God.”  The simple answer is that kingdomofgod.wordpress.com was already taken!  And whoever claimed that blog … Continue reading

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