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Are Christians Pitching the Message too Low?

TweetWhen I planted a church in Utah, a denominational leader came to visit. He told me that people do not need in-depth preaching. He said young Christians just need to be given simple messages that require little preparation. He said, “They don’t need any depth. They just need a simple message.” Recently, I was driving […]

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Do you really want a safe church?

TweetAs I have mentioned many times, I am a word geek. I believe words have meanings and those meanings shape the way people think about life and faith and church. So, as a word geek, I have been hearing a phrase that troubles me. Many writers, bloggers, and pastors have been saying this: “The church […]

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What should we think about Mockery and Satire (Charlie Hebdo and the Christian life)?

TweetCharlie Hebdo is a satirical magazine that makes fun of everything. On January 7th terrorists attacked their office and killed 12. When their office was attacked and so many were murdered because of their satire, the world responded by saying, “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie.) I am not Charlie. I hate the violence that […]

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5 Worst Christmas Songs Ever (Part II)

TweetLast year I had a conversation with a friend about terrible Christmas songs. That led me to create a criteria from which to judge the 5 worst Christmas songs. But after I posted the 5 worst Christmas song ever list, I had many question my list. They said things like: What about _________________ (fill in […]

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When I met Death between Casper, WY and Salt Lake City, UT

TweetI met death between Casper, Wyoming and Salt Lake City, Utah in late October 1999. Death would not stop for me, so I stopped for him. In some small town in Wyoming, I had to stop my car and let death cross the road. He had to be at least 10 feet tall, wore a […]

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