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The Promise of Christmas Joy

[This post is a follow up to "The Problem with Holiday Happiness".] I had never thought about it until this year, but it’s curious that we sing more about happiness and cheer in December than in any other month of the year.  But as I observed in Part One of this two-part series, despite the all the encouragement to have a holly jolly Christmas, there’s a ...

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A Community of Relaxed Rigor

Jesus stated plainly that he did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets but instead came to fulfill them.  ‘Therefore’, he continues, ‘anyone who relaxes the least of these commands and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven but whoever does them and teaches others to do them will be called great in the kingdom o...

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What Does Loving My Neighbor Mean for Me?

“At its best, ‘missional’ describes not a special activity of the church but the very essence and identity of the church as it takes up its role in God’s story in the context of its culture and participates in God’s mission to the world.” Michael Goheen, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story The gospel ...

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