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We Are Being Saved: the promise of the pesky

The journey to new insight often follows the path of a pesky phrase. You know, that one phrase that doesn’t quite fit into your understanding of things. It’s the anomaly that suggests that things may not be what they appear. … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Cultures: The location of the gospel story

This piece is written primarily for the benefit of my grad students who are taking an online class, Gospel and Cultures. I think it’s pretty important stuff for all of us to think about though. So, you get to read … Continue reading

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It’s All About Power

I was with church leaders a few weekends ago, coaching them (with my friend Stephen Johnson) in processes of communal, spiritual discernment. It’s big on listening and on letting wisdom emerge. It requires patience and a confidence that God really … Continue reading

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