The most popular religion is…

What is the most popular religion in the United States? PRRI released it’s research on what it calls the Census of American Religion back in July of last year. It shows that Christianity has the largest number of adherents and that within this, white evangelicals were still the largest...
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What makes Christianity unique…

A significant segment of Christianity in America has a deep emphasis on who is right and who is wrong, on correct beliefs and wrong beliefs. Much of this has to do with how one reads Scripture – literally (but based on a literal account of an English translation, rather...
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Justice runs throughout Scripture

One of the main themes that run through scripture is justice for the poor and oppressed. Let me clarify that statement so you can understand the full impact. I’m currently reading “the Lost Art of Scripture” by Karen Armstrong. It’s a great and fascinating book – taking me back...
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The Wealthiest Nation in Human History

That would be the United States. We surpassed any other nation/kingdom/empire in terms of wealth long ago. What are we doing with it? We spend more and any other nation on military equipment designed to annihilate any perceived foreign threat that we come across. But as a nation we...
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Being right vs. being in right relationship

I’ve mentioned before that I receive Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily emails. They are an inspiration and full of great wisdom and faith. I was especially touched by email from Sunday. I’m sharing with you what he wrote in his email and my response below that. “Jesus said, “Remain in...
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Undeserved Disadvantage

Why is it that sometimes we have to spin things in order to talk about what we really want to talk about? What is undeserved disadvantage? It’s often the recognition that some folks just have it worse off because of their station in life, or because of the group...
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Launching Missions

When is the last mission launch the church has done in your area? Has it been awhile? Over a decade? A couple of decades? Maybe the only mission launches you have seen or heard about are from mega-churches. Somehow they start off with lots of money and staff and...
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