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U2: Seeking An Ecclesiology

Posted September 16, 2014 @ 5:15pm | by Tripp

Let's try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys - first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that's hard. But we went there.~ BonoBy now you have...

 

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A Friday Round-up

Posted May 16, 2014 @ 10:15am | by Tripp

Welcome to a round-up of some of the things I've been thinking about this week related to church, culture, politics, and sangin'. Somehow all of these things overlap and inform one another in my mind. The language for that overlap, however, still eludes me. Right. So, read on!...

 

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On Phone Booths, Dying Churches, and Capitalism

Posted May 10, 2014 @ 3:57pm | by Tripp

Sojourners has launched a series entitled, “Letters to A Dying Church.” There are some good posts thus far and I am sure there are more to come. I was thinking about writing one, but then it occurred to me that it might be more fun to watch how the posts unfold and how others might...

 

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Vulnerable Leadership During The Sea Change

Posted February 12, 2014 @ 3:15pm | by Tripp

You may have seen the image floating around the internet from the Public Religion Research Institute about the gradual shifting of religious identity in the United States at present. I don't know what it bodes for the future, but as someone training folk for ministry, I wonder ceaselessly...

 

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Church Attendance: You're Doing It Wrong

Posted February 11, 2014 @ 9:32am | by Tripp

Talking about church attendance is difficult. Whether people attend or not, they have a lot of themselves wrapped up in the choice. Of course they do. It makse total sense. But our public conversation around the issue (if Facebook threads about magazine and blog articles can be considered public...

 

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I Am Not A Good Christian

Posted December 10, 2013 @ 9:46am | by Tripp

"I'm a nice neighbor, kind to dogs and cats. That's enough for me," we may say. It's a good thing, to be certain, but that's not even close to what is asked of us as Christians.What makes one a good person? Additionally, what makes one a good Christian? I have been...

 

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