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God’s Dream for the World

“I have a dream.” The words are iconic. I’m sure most of us know the speaker, and the context. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. Ground zero of the African-American civil rights movement. … Continue reading

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(Re-)Imagining Worship

It’s interesting that the New Testament never gives a detailed description of exactly what went on when the first Jesus-followers gathered together to worship. There’s no divinely inspired “order of service.” Sure, we get some glimpses of early Christian worship here … Continue reading

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“The Word Made Flesh”: On Doing Theology Afresh

A Jew, a Greek, and a Roman walk into a church. No joke. Imagine it: a Jew, a Greek, and a Roman walk into a church, back in the first century. Let’s say it’s a gathering of believers in Ephesus. … Continue reading

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Dusting Off the “Golden Rule”

“Treat others the way you want to be treated!” I don’t know about you, but that’s been a mantra in our house ever since our kids were little. “Would you like them to treat you that way? No! So treat … Continue reading

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“Read it Again—This Time with Imagination!”

Have you read 1 Corinthians 10 recently? I mean, really read it? Because there are some pretty odd things going on there. In the passage Paul refers to several stories in ancient Israel’s history, stories we find in our Old … Continue reading

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Created to Imagine in the Image of the Creator

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep. Then a wind from God stirred over the face of the waters. Light burst from the … Continue reading

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Stirring Our Imagination

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever … Continue reading

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