Monthly Archives: August 2008

Identity Formation in Ritual

This article looks at the need to utilize ritual in mission work. But I also have begun to wonder what role ritual should play in the church. We see traditions in traditional churches, and we see ancient spiritual disciplines being … Continue reading

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The Authority of Scripture Part IV

Some thoughts from Pete Rollins that have helped mold my view of Scripture. For the word does not simply dwell in the ink that marks the pages of the Bible and cannot be isolated in a dissection of the story … Continue reading

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The Authority of Scripture Part III

My thinking about the authority of Scripture has been greatly shaped by a few different people . . . Eugene Peterson, Karl Barth, Pete Rollins, and my professor mk to name a few. Today, I wanted to share some of … Continue reading

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Sheep Stealers

I came across this article the other day. It is definitely worth taking the time to read. Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite. [Evangelicals are] admitting what their own studies show — that evangelicals almost never convert a native-born American who … Continue reading

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Drivers Education for the Church

This may sound a bit strange but I think the analogy works (as far as I have worked it out anyways). The church is like a car on the road. Fundamentalists/modernists/denominationalists have let the church begin to drift off the … Continue reading

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Enough of the Foundation

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, which may surprise some of you, but may not cause others of you to even blink an eye. For the past week or so, I’ve been reading the book of Hebrews and a passage … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)

I came across this pastor named Kevin DeYoung about this time last year after a friend of mine (who also happened to be my boss) recommended one of his books to me. I read the book (Freedom and Boundaries) and … Continue reading

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