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The Way Out is Through

We have been worshipping online for ten weeks today. That’s two-and-a-half months. In the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem like a long time. But… In the last two-and-a-half months, I have learned how to make a podcast, and how to hold meetings and Bible studies and worship over Zoom, and that Zoom is a less-than-perfectly-safe place to hold worship, and how to lead worship over video. Among other things. And we’ve learned how to do many of those things together. We have failed and we have triumphed together. And we’re still learning how to do those things…

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The Economy Was Made for Humanity

The Pharisees walked up to Jesus and asked him, “Do you not see what your disciples are doing? Why are they doing something that is against the law on the sabbath?…

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The Way Out is Through

We have been worshipping online for ten weeks today. That’s two-and-a-half months. In the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem like a long time. But… In the last two-and-a-half months, I have learned how to make a podcast, and how to hold meetings and Bible studies and worship…

Love is Our Religion

On the one hand… There’s a meme that’s been going around with the caption, “Day 15 of the quarantine. My wife took up gardening, but won’t tell me what she’s going to plant.” And the picture very clearly shows that she’s dug a grave. Because the guy’s wife is…

Both Hands and a Roll of Duct Tape

No one knows who Chloe is, but I suspect she’s someone who’s trying to hold things together with both hands and a roll of duct tape….

The Economy Was Made for Humanity

The Pharisees walked up to Jesus and asked him, “Do you not see what your disciples are doing? Why are they doing something that is against the law on the sabbath?…

Upside-Down

Every year, on the very first day of confirmation, I take the kids on a scavenger hunt. Some of the things that they have to find are things: hands, a lamb of God, a ship, a manatee. And some of the things that they have to find are people:…

NANOE Will Not Help Your Church

It’s been a long time since I heard from the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE). But recently, emails from NANOE started popping up in my church inbox, each one asking me to join them for a church-oriented course on major gifts. I don’t know if any…