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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. 4 Types of Anonymous Critics

    Blog 4 Types of Anonymous Critics

    I’ve received my share of criticism. It comes with leadership. If you aren’t receiving criticism, you probably aren’t leading. I’ve also received my share…

  3. 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…

  4. Church Growth, Yahoo Style

    Blog Church Growth, Yahoo Style

    Do you remember the last time you used Yahoo’s search engine? For me it was probably right after the turn of the century. (I was still in my twenties and George W. Bush had…

  5. 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 …

  6. 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 …

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