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  1. Gwyneth Paltrow and Church Growth

    Blog Gwyneth Paltrow and Church Growth

    I recently read an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow that made me think about my church. “I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you…

  2. How To Turn Your Weaknesses To Your Advantage

    Blog How To Turn Your Weaknesses To Your Advantage

    Did you ever say you could do something and then had to figure out how to do what you’d just agreed to? Such chutzpah can be a good thing for landing a job, I suppose, and I …

  3. ‘Test Me in This...’

    Blog ‘Test Me in This...’

    Our church recently finished our annual stewardship campaign. I'm not on the finance committee, so at this point I have no idea how it went as far as pledges go. To me, it seemed…

  4. Appointment Time Again!

    Blog Appointment Time Again!

    The two point charge I have been serving got the word they will be receiving a full-time male local pastor who has not been divorced and is married but without children and who…

  5. Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

    Blog Social Justice Is Not Social Holiness

    I attended a very liberal seminary. I don’t mean that pejoratively, nor do I believe it to be an unfair characterization. Many, if not most of the school faculty identify…

  6. Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

    Blog Hobby Lobby and the First Amendment

    A lot of discussion was generated on Facebook recently after I posted a story about Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby evidently pays a beginning wage that is 93% higher than the federally…

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