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A Parable for the 21st Century Church

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A Parable for the 21st Century Church
Sometimes I wonder what kinds of parables Jesus would tell us today in order to shock us, make us think, and perhaps, wake us up a little. In light of the latest Pew report on the decline of organized religion, this possible parable has been on my mind.
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I'd Rather Have Jesus

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I'd Rather Have Jesus
Who wouldn't? A living, breathing, touchable Jesus is a lot easier to deal with than a still small voice or tongues of fire. But Jesus ascended into heaven and physically out of the disciples' (and our) lives. So now what?
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The Promises of God

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The Promises of God
Do we put our trust in the promise of abundant life that we have received? Do we really rely on it, base our lives on it, and cling to it? Or is it something that we drop when the going gets tough?
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A Wandering Aramean

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A Wandering Aramean
What happens when a theology of journey meets up with a theology of place? Are we a settled people or a sent people? How does our own personal sense of journey or place impact how we engage with the church's call to mission?
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Living Word

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Living Word
The story of Holy Week is so familiar to us, that we may lose sight of how earth shattering God's activity was and is. How do we hear the story again with new ears, as if for the first time?
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We Want to See Jesus

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We Want to See Jesus
In John 12:21, we see some Greeks ask to see Jesus. Philip responds by looking for advice, and it doesn't seem like he ever returns to the ones making the request. How do we respond when someone asks us to see Jesus?
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Be still

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Be still
The call to be still and rest in God goes against everything we learn in a 24/7 culture. And yet, when we cultivate stillness before God, we cultivate abundant life.
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Ashes and Snow

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Ashes and Snow
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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Star Gifts

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Star Gifts
An alternative to New Year's resolutions, star gifts give us attributes or activities to work on in the coming year.
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