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Contrarian’s Guide #4

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #1

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Next August, 2019, I will celebrate (or lament) 30 years in pastoral ministry. That’s a long time! I don’t feel like I am … Continue reading

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God Help Us!

The other day I wrote a post about how I don’t understand how evangelicals can still support this particular POTUS. The idea that “I voted for a president, not a pastor,” or, “I don’t look to Washington, DC for spiritual … Continue reading

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Civility

Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2:17) That’s a simple, straightforward verse, is it not! It is really easy to read. It is not really easy to follow. Our society … Continue reading

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Come Out From Among Them

“Come out from them and be separate says the Lord” (2 Corinthians 6:17) I grew up in a very conservative denomination. We rejected the label “evangelical” for the more spiritual label, “fundamentalist.” How conservative where we? Well, in both High School … Continue reading

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No Moral Authority

“When there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint”           (Proverbs 29:19, New English Translation) I think we, in the United States, are living in a time described by Proverbs 29:19. There is no one in … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary (not)

Forty-years ago today Roe vs. Wade became law in the United States, giving a woman the right to have an abortion at any time during her pregnancy. There were abortions in the United States (legal and illegal) before Roe vs. … Continue reading

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