SoChurch

If you have any influence in your church’s online presence, you need to check out SoChurch.

SoChurch is tough to sum up in a sentence. According to their website, “SoChurch is a full-featured church communication control center, minus the training, systems and contracts you loathe.” In my experience, it has been that and more. If your church sees any value in community or communication, you owe it to yourself to take SoChurch for a spin.

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Nothing New Under the Sun

If you study just about any topic in history, pretty quickly you pick up on the fact that nothing is new. It has all happened before. The same holds true when talking about heresy. Most of the “new kinds of Christianity” that hit the best-seller lists these days have already been explored, debated and discarded centuries ago. People think they can re-invent Jesus their way and make him more palatable. The problem is – that’s not how the bible reads.

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On Faith and Things Hoped For

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Heb. 11:1 (NIV)

This is one way I hear this verse recited. And it’s entirely true. I have a problem with the context people apply it to though. Usually, I hear people invoking this verse when they want something to happen. They have faith that they will get a job, faith that God will heal a family member, faith that something good is around the corner. The only problem with it is that is not what the passage is about!

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Fight Club Theology

I introduced my wife to Fight Club last night.  This is not a movie I’d recommend to everyone – actually, probably not to many.  It is a dark film with a lot of language and unrestrained male aggression.  That said, there are a number of quotes that I just love.  To spare you who have not seen the movie, I’ve posted my favorites below.  Let me know what you think.   Continue Reading…

America’s Religion

I recently read an article in the theology blog, “The Huffington Post” that struck me.  Probably because I have blogged on the topic of consumerism numerous times.  The post is titled “Sacred Brands: Consumerism as Modern Religion”

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