Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reading Scripture Together for the Sake of God’s Mission

I’m currently writing an article for Missio Dei, a great online journal you should know about, on missional interpretation. I’m assuming this means that it might make a difference in how you read Scripture if your orienting perspective was the … Continue reading

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Miami Dolphins and Female Preachers

Maybe you’re been following the saga of Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins. Martin walked away from the team because he was being “bullied” by Incognito, apparently by the use of racial epitaphs and threats of violence. The … Continue reading

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Ministry as sail-making

I’ve been thinking a lot about Ryan Woods the last few days. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of his death. His life, like a huge rock thrown from a great height into a big lake, is still making ripples through … Continue reading

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I can’t quit you…one more observation

There’s been a lot of blogging in our little Church of Christ corner of the world about staying and leaving. My friend, Sean Palmer, wrote out of his experience about why some Church of Christ ministers are leaving. I think … Continue reading

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Your sons and daughters shall prophecy…one last piece

“And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of … Continue reading

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Your kingdom come…on earth as it is in heaven: further points on my gender-inclusive journey

My mother, as a girl, was taught that Christians should not say the Lord’s Prayer. The reason? Because it was no longer needed, since the Kingdom had already come. It was a model prayer, it turns out, for only a … Continue reading

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