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  1. When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

    Blog When Can We Stop Calling Marriage an ‘Institution’?

    Something in me dies every time I hear someone talk about marriage as an institution. The word “institution” seems to take all the spirit out of the word…

  2. Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    Blog Schism: Good or Bad, Don't Believe the Hype

    If you follow religion blogs and news sites, it’s likely you’ve heard buzz about the possibility of schism in the United Methodist Church. The controversies…

  3. Before You Celebrate Easter, Get Real

    Blog Before You Celebrate Easter, Get Real

    Some years ago I was invited to preach at a Good Friday service. I preached on the subject of death—all of which seemed to fit. But the choice of subject prompted one member …

  4. No, They Were Right When They Told You Not to Proof-text

    Blog No, They Were Right When They Told You Not to Proof-text

    In a recent blog post at Ministry Matters, Clifton Stringer contends that proof-texting is not the dangerous practice your seminary professors told you it was, and that Christians …

  5. Holy Lent! Batman

    Blog Holy Lent! Batman

    The internet melted when I posted a reflection on churches and insights from Downton Abbey. Like the Queen, I am most amused. I enjoy exploring popular culture. Indeed, a look…

  6. When Did Christians Become So Mean?

    Blog When Did Christians Become So Mean?

    Okay, this one will get me into trouble. Especially if the shoe fits. Wait for the comments on this one. But I have to ask… When did Christians become so mean? Not all…

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