Tag Archives: Anabaptist

Threats to fulfilling the Great Commission and ways to face them

My last seminar at the Mennonite World Conference was one my friend told me I needed to attend, since it was by Wes Furlong, pastor of an unusually large Mennonite Church in Florida. I was eager to see how the … Continue reading

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Imagine something beyond your “state.”

We often sing this revolutionary song at the PM: “You can’t kill the Spirit; she’s like a mountain; she goes on and on.” But even so, it sometimes feels like the Spirit is quite dead —  particularly in our own hearts. … Continue reading

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Why I Love (but might not altogether like) Narcotics Anonymous

In 2010 the Philadelphia Weekly gave a shout out to the NA group that meets in our building. The headline: Best Place to Embrace Punch-Drunk Love. The shout out: “We can’t think of many Narcotics Anonymous meetings that are more … Continue reading

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Let’s look at this again — You’re married, right?

I heard a common story from a new friend last night. As far as she knew about church people, “living together” was so frowned upon that she and her boyfriend suspected they would be ostracized if they got involved in … Continue reading

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Burned-out Evangelicals and Millenials

As I was praying this morning, I realized I might be overly preoccupied with two groups of people I seem to love more than others — even though God does not show favoritism (Acts 10:34). I am very concerned with … Continue reading

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