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my struggle with church

I have a hard time explaining to people why I struggle with Christians and the organized church so much. This article by Richard Rohr really explains it better than anything I would write: "Historically, religion has more often been a belonging system or a belief system, than an actual system
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Bono on Rebranding Africa

I'm loving the Sunday morning at the beach. It is beautiful out. First one up. Here is a great article on Rebranding Africa: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/opinion/10bono.html?_r=3&ref=opinion&pagewanted=all metallic silver 5s metallic silver 5s low georgetown 11s low bred 11s low georgetown 11s jordan 13 low hornets michael kors
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Good reasons not to invite friends to church

In February, our church brought in a consultant named Paul Borden to take a peak at how we were doing as a church. Borden recommended a number things to the leadership that needed to be addressed. Among the shortlist of the major issues were the following (this is my paraphrase
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keep moving forward reframed

I was really encouraged by this post by Blaine Smith: http://nehemiahministries.com/keepingmotion.htm Ryan Smyth (see his comments under this post). should take a look at that one and see what he thinks. Keep moving forward, Gregjordan 11 low bred low hornets 13s jordan 11 low georgetown low bred 11s low georgetown 11s jordan 5 metallic
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On the water…

I have had a great time this summer spending time with the Lord in the mornings on the lake. The routine has been getting up around 6:30-7:00am getting on the water quickly, Arrowhead for coffee and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, and then off to a spot to read,
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An amazing woman.

When I was a kid my image of Mary, Jesus mother, was of a shy schoolgirl dressed in the classic church play costume. The girl was usually a little ackward and undercomfortable in her own skin and was scared looking even in the play carrying a cheap baby doll Jesus.
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Desire and our Story

I have been struck a lot lately by the amount that our desire and deciding what our story will be determines where we go and what we do with our lives. Two thoughts that I ran into this week made me stop dead in my tracks and think about what
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