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Does Your Faith Guide Your Politics, or Vica Versa? 

I have been asking this question for a very long time, and maybe it should be Part 10 of the “Politics & Morality” series I did the last two weeks. I don’t ask this question in a smug way; I have struggled deeply with this in my own life. I lean left on almost everything,…
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Inactive Members

This might make you mad. In fact, every time I write about this topic, people get mad and cancel me. So be it. It has to be said, on occasion, that part of the reason our congregations are dying is that so many of our actual members are inactive. This is nothing new, in fact,…
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Spiritual Leadership

It was some time around 2014, soon after Pope Francis was elected, that I was at an ecumenical meeting of clergy for something or other. We were having coffee and talking, and I found myself at a table with 3 Catholic priests. The topic of the pope came up, and I said that I was…
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Thoughts During the Pandemic

Balance

It was 1989, and my wife and I took a trip to Cincinnati to find housing. We were moving there…

True Religion, Part 5 (The Poor)

If you read the New Testament carefully, you would have to come to the conclusion that Jesus and Paul felt…

True Religion, Part 4 (Christian Nationalism)

Warning: this won’t be pretty. Christian (Protestant) Nationalism (CPN) has been part of American history since before we became America.…

True Religion, Part 3 (Old Wineskins)

Back in the early 2000’s I was asked to serve on a Conference team that would look at church revitalization…

True Religion, Part 2

For much of the 20th century, churches in America were able to fund the work of Jesus on the backs…

True Religion

I tread this topic with fear and trembling but feel the need to consider what it means to practice “true”…

Going too far

 I watched the first congressional hearing on the January 6th Insurrection last night, and once again was saddened by what…

Revival

Listen to any TV preacher for the last 60 years and you would have heard a consistent theme – America…

Inactive Members

This might make you mad. In fact, every time I write about this topic, people get mad and cancel me.…

Spiritual Leadership

It was some time around 2014, soon after Pope Francis was elected, that I was at an ecumenical meeting of…