Being Church

Rebels, Warriors and Worship

What is church? My understanding has evolved over the past forty plus years and still seems to be shaping and reshaping itself. When I was a child, I would have told you that it was a time and place. I probably would have relayed the wooden pews, nice clothes and happy people who loved keeping the

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What Place do Pedophiles Have in the Church?


After Jimmy Hinton’s previous article on “Protecting Our Children from Pedophiles” I asked him to write a follow up piece about what we can do as Christians to continue to understand how to interact with people who struggle with this as they are people just as in need of Jesus as anyone else. This article

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Being Church…Learning to Dream Again

Portrait Of Multi-Cultural Office Staff Standing In Lobby

It doesn’t take long on the internet to find a negative view of church. The criticism runs the gamut from atheists to ministers…it seems as easy as ever to be critical of church. We have far more people casting a negative view of the church than we do proactive and intentional people who are casting

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Performance Anxiety

A year ago our congregation was visited by a family of five – wife, husband, and three kids. They looked like the kind of family every church secretly covets; good-looking, educated, well-ordered, and young. From all accounts they enjoyed our fellowship. They were already familiar with several members of our church and their energy was

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