Monthly Archives: September 2014

For the Bride: Termites in the Temple

One of the distortions of my book is that it is about homosexuality.  The truth is, it is about avoiding schism.  The inclusion of the human sexuality issue was illustrative of how the three foundational elements can be used to … Continue reading

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In-Sight: You Can Read the Bible

One of the biggest mistakes we have made with the Bible is leaving the impression that only scholars can correctly interpret it.  Everything is made so layered, nuanced, and complex that many folks instantly feel they lack the “training” and … Continue reading

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Journey: Under Construction

Read:  The Preface When E. Stanley Jones was asked if he was a Christian, he would almost always reply, “I am a Christian under construction.”  It was his way of combining affirmation and anticipation.  It is the way Christ wants … Continue reading

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For the Bride: Introduction

Welcome to a new weekly theme that will appear each Friday. It’s a series of reflections related to my book, ‘For the Sake of the Bride: Restoring the Church to Her Intended Beauty’ (Abingdon Press, 2014).  In order to best … Continue reading

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Connections: Two Ministry Sites

I always feel way behind the curve when I refer folks to social media, but I would rather be repetitive than silent.  Here are two online ministries I find very helpful.  Both have a Facebook page and a website… (1) … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Still Falling in the Garden

Adam and Even fell into sin in the Garden of Eden.  We continue to fall in the garden through the same sin:  the attitude which says, “What’s yours is mine, I’ll take it.”  Our primal ancestors took what was only … Continue reading

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In-Sight: The Church Invisible

During the month of August, I attended the funerals of two dear friends, Beth Perry and John Mogabgab.  Beth was one of my students in the early 1980’s, as my teaching ministry was just beginning.  In addition to this, she … Continue reading

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