What is Advent really about?

What is Advent really about? I mean really. What is it really about, church? Waiting? Sure. But there’s more to it than that. Waiting is a bit of a cop out, don’t you think? We wait for the Lord, but we don’t sit around and do nothing while we...
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Flying Flags…I don’t get it.

A quick search on the Internet shows that the flag of Denmark is the oldest national flag still in use – dating back to 1478. I don’t know if flags weren’t flown before that, or if other flags were flown before then and it’s just that this was the...
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We’re all waiting for someone else to make the world better

Why are we waiting for someone else to make the world better? Why do we think it’s someone else’s responsibility to make the world a better place? You want the world to be a better place, look in the mirror. That’s who it starts with. You. If you wait...
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Analogies, metaphors, and similes for church

There’s a bunch of analogies, metaphors, and similes for church. Some work better than others. Some are over used. Some have been abused. Some are just weird. There are common ones. And I wonder if their use needs to be re-examined. Words have meaning after all. One of the...
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Advent begins

Advent is the forgotten season. That’s ok. While the world is already in full swing Christmas mode, with Christmas music, decorations, shopping, and more, the church finally has an opportunity to do something unusual – be countercultural. Advent is a season of waiting and anticipation in a culture that...
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Stop fighting…Do this instead

I think there are Christians who salivate over the notion of being warriors, fighters, soldiers. There are Christians who I observe that want to be in a type of “war”, whether figuratively or a literal type of war, fight, or conflict, related to what they claim is their faith....
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Ideas for the church

One of the benefits of being a pastor and not being in a call is that I can think about the wider church and play with ideas without repercussion. I can propose ideas, some very radical in nature. I can question things that many people might hold very dear...
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