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Bible Boot Camp: Lent 2015

Drop and give me 30! 30 chapters of the Bible that is.  Every day.  Except Sunday.  During Lent. Lent is fast approaching.  It’s just over two weeks away.  Much is often made about giving something up for Lent.  There is the ever popular social media fast that I’ve seen over the last few years.  And […]

Child praying

Where have all the children gone?

When I get ready for pulpit supply at a church one of the first things I ask for is their bulletin or order of service so I can start to plan. I love it when it comes along with an email that says, “Don’t worry about the children’s story, we have someone who does that.” […]

Perennial Cornflower

In the weeds

Based on Matthew 13:24-30 I’m not a gardener. I garden more by chance than design. I don’t really know that much about plants and so every spring is a watch and wait adventure in our garden. I have no idea what the sprouts of each type of plant look like and so as all the […]

Spiritual Cheerleaders

Originally posted August 11, 2011 Through accident, rather than design, I found myself a soccer mom this summer. Not a casual, house league, once-a-week soccer mom, but a serious, rep team soccer mom. Mom of the goalie (which, I think has to be the most stressful parent position!) on a team with no back-up goalie. […]

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First Time Here?

Thinking Christian? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Ha ha. Very funny. Thinking and Christian in the same sentence. I know what you’re thinking – “You ever seen FOX News? Ever read Sam Harris?” OK – fair enough. So we should explain what we mean by “Thinking Christian”. Here’s a primer on why we’ve built this site, […]