Tag Archives: Jesus

Living Water: It's Not Too Late to Say Merry Christmas!

This is the first post of a new category called Living Water. These brief, more frequent posts tell about what we are doing and thinking about at The Well. With both December 25th and New Year’s Day come and gone, Merry Christmas … Continue reading

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Living Water: It’s Not Too Late to Say Merry Christmas!

This is the first post of a new category called Living Water. These brief, more frequent posts tell about what we are doing and thinking about at The Well. With both December 25th and New Year’s Day come and gone, Merry Christmas … Continue reading

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Why? Take 2

One of my friends recently asked for how I would explain why the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary happened. Here is an edited version of my response: Everyone has a hard time trying to explain. The only way I can respond … Continue reading

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Why House Church?

I confess. I still read the newspaper. Not online, on paper. Week before last, one article caught my attention in the Tampa Tribune, “Survey: More People Not Tied to a Religion.”  In it, Michelle Bearden reported on a recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

Last week I talked about the Christian bubble, how it keeps us from the very people Jesus wants us to know and love. The bubble afflicts pastors, too, in fact most of us are in an airtight bubble as I … Continue reading

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Bubble Christians?

A bubble. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’m sure you’ve heard about them – Christian sports leagues, Christian book clubs, and even Christian motorcycle clubs. An idea born out of the gradual de-Christianization of America, it all sounds good, doesn’t it? Yes, … Continue reading

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The End of Civility, Part 2

Facebook logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In June, I attended the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Florida. All clergy and an equal number of lay persons meet to do the business of the church. However, in the equally important informal interactions, … Continue reading

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