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Transitions: Phase Four

A few days ago Northland, A Church Distributed, announced that Dr. Joel Hunter was stepping down as Senior Pastor. He served in that role for 32 years. For 24 of those years I have been a steady congregant. About eighty … Continue reading

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The Unwelcome Blessing: The Movie

Well, the message about coping with and overcoming depression is still spot-on even if it is contained in a shameless infomercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yScNh8kpu40 I made this video about five years ago. I wrote the book about ten years ago. I have … Continue reading

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Sins R Us

I’ve thought about suggesting that to Pastor Joel for a new cutting edge name for our church. “A Church Distributed” is getting kind of passe—or perhaps “Believers Behaving Badly” would suffice. I got to thinking about this again when I … Continue reading

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Incomprehensibles: The Incarnation, Isaac, etc.

    “A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.” T. S. Eliot ~ Journey … Continue reading

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The Return

    Somewhere around 290 years ago a Scot with the surname of Austin boarded a ship, probably in Glascow, and set sail for a perilous month-long journey across the North Atlantic. He likely landed in Boston. I will call this man Austin … Continue reading

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Perfectly Arranged: Christ’s Body & Spiritual Gifts

    “. . .God has arranged the members, each individual one of them, as He willed. If everything were one member where would the Body be? But as it is there are many members but one Body. . .     “. … Continue reading

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