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The Sin That Hides Behind Piety

Our sin can be so deceptive that we even use piety to hide our pride and orthodoxy to push God and others away.

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How to Pray When You Don't Feel Like It

No amount of self-talk will help you pray when you don’t feel like it unless that self-talk is true.

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How to Live in the World, for the Sake of the World

At my church every worship service ends with a blessing as the minister sends us back into the world.

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Not the Sort of Religion I Would Invent

Christians have always been tempted to try to make Christianity more appealing.

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How God Calls Failures Like Us to Be a Blessing

The call to be a blessing connects Christian love and the Christian mission to our ordinary, everyday situation. God calls you to go and be...

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Why Your Morality Will Never Be Enough for God

What does rule-keeping have to do with Christianity? What does this have to do with the gospel?

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The Most Compelling Message About Christianity

Our new identity reorients and resituates us, makes us to live like Christ. It shapes our whole disposition.

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7 Things I Love about Liturgical Protestant Worship

Sometimes the idea of “formal worship” scares people. 

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How an Infinite God Speaks to Finite Creatures

Recently I observed adult men and women hunched over a baby's bassinet trying to get a smile out of an infant by making strange noises...

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How to Make Your Church Uncomfortable

Comfortable churches are all too common. Comfortable Christianity is a great way to kill the gospel and snuff out the church's mission. Christianity is supposed...