A Beauty on the Trail

A Beauty on the Trail “Do you want to walk to the river?” I asked my daughter, who had just come home from college for a short visit after spring

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Drink It In

It was a hard week. You know what I mean. The kind when so much happens you feel like you’ve lived a whole month in just a few days. Maybe

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Cultural Apologetics and the Church: Pastoral Tools and Gospel Barriers

Now that we have identified the primary tools of the pastor as artisan as teaching, liturgy, and systems of life together, the question becomes the shape of the structure we

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Cultural Apologetics and the Church: The Tools of the Pastor

We have already argued that “pastor as artisan” should be a primary metaphor for understanding pastoral vocation in the present day. As artisans, pastors shape and attend to the beauty

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Cultural Apologetics and the Church: Pastoral Vocation

See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with

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Cultural Apologetics and the Church: The Beautiful Community

“Beauty calls us home. It awakens and transports us. Beauty – in nature, in art, in humans, in the divine – awakens a longing within us for a world where

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The Christian Story and History

[5 Minute Read Time] 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. – Mathew 1:1 It’s important to note that the Gospel

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Stories and Plausibility Structures

C.S. Lewis opens his book Miracles with the following words: In all my life I have met only one person who claims to have seen a ghost. And the interesting

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What Shines Through The Cracks

“Desire without knowledge is not good.” –Proverbs 19:2 Longing for something you don’t know how to grasp will only lead to frustration. James K. A. Smith talks about a phenomenon

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Ideas and The Kingdom–First Blog Post!

Shortly after the Second World War, C.S. Lewis delivered a message calling attention to the importance of ideas. Lewis writes: If all the world were Christian, it might not matter

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