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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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Tags: change, leadership, exceptionalism, fear, fundamentalism, Cox, Butler, Dix, Bass
 

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...

 

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Tags: church attendance, Don Miller, Ed Setzer, sociology, theology
 

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...

 

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Tags: Mandela, virtue, monastery, Guy Sorman, courage, hope, faith, Chrismon tree
 

Nine Years

Posted September 25, 2013 @ 5:09am | by Tripp

 

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Tags: anniversary, austin, hudgins
 
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