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Prepared to Worship

I have gone to a lot of church services in my lifetime. And if I had to try to guess which passage from Scripture I had heard more than any … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 21 Comments


I grew up in a Pentecostal tradition that places a fairly strong emphasis on the belief that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of being baptized in the Holy … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 16 Comments

Bible Contradictions

The folks at Project Reason have created the striking poster above as a visual for what they claim are 439 contradictions found in the bible. The full poster can be downloaded free … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 25 Comments

As You Go

When we read about the healing of the lame man in Acts 3 we tend to compare Peter and John’s journey to the Temple for the third hour of prayer … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment


The Bible has a lot to say about how we manage our money. I am no expert on the subject, and there are plenty of great resources out there if … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 2 Comments


By the time we get to Matthew 5:20 we are not that far into Jesus’ sermon. Yet, it seems he has already turned our world upside down. He has instructed … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

One Another

In the New Testament the Greek word for ‘one another’ is allelon (this word was first highlighted to me by these folks). It was repeatedly used in the epistles for teaching … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 6 Comments


In Scripture, particularly the Old Testament, the theme of land is prominent. This might be surprising at first glance, especially in a day where booming urban centers remind us that … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Keep up the Good Work

There is something mysterious and awesome about the account of creation found in Genesis. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Some Assembly Required

Yesterday I wrote on teamwork, but if you read the article you know that was just a different way of saying that everyone needs to be a part of a … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

is mississippi the center of evangelicalism?

July 17, 2008 · 6 Comments

the church that does it all

July 4, 2008 · Leave a comment

primal church

I’m wrestling with desires I have to see certain primitive elements restored to our manifest expressions of being church. Let me make some qualifiers. First, I agree with Don Warrington … Continue reading

May 12, 2008 · 15 Comments

colony collapse disorder

You’ve probably read about the bee crisis that has been emerging during the last two years as the apiary industry has systemitized the collection of data from apiaries across the … Continue reading

May 7, 2008 · Leave a comment