Friday Stream of Consciousness – 128

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: I didn’t watch the State of the Union speech, for the first time in I don’t know how long. I didn’t watch it after the fact. I also didn’t watch the responses. How could I pass on such a night of vibrant political debate? It was easy, actually…and […]

The Missional Excuse

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I’ve observed an occasional correlation between those trying to be “missional” and those frustrated with the internal turbulence in their congregation or own soul. Of course, not all churches suddenly trying to be missional have gridlocked leaderships or frustrated ministers–but many do. You can’t tell from what they write in books or articles. You can’t […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 125

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Well, in a real shocker, the government is trying to get a spending bill passed to prevent a shutdown. Question: If the government doesn’t operate by its budget and is going to run another trillion-dollar deficit…what difference does it make? You’d think by the rancor present in […]