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What Is The Gospel Meant To Be?

Blog, Questions // March 15, 2010

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What Is The Gospel Meant To Be?

Last week, I asked the question: “Can we overemphasize the gospel?” Hundreds have considered this question, and a number have weighed in on the issue. One reader in particular, Russ, ended his comments by asking: “What is the gospel scripturally meant to be?” I posed the question back to him, and here’s what he said…

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Can We Overemphasize The Gospel?

Blog, Thoughts // March 11, 2010

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Can We Overemphasize The Gospel?

Is it possible to overemphasize the gospel? Or to ask it another way: what dangers might exist in overusing the term?

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I Almost Sold My Integrity Again, This Time for $3.78

Blog, Stories // March 8, 2010

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I Almost Sold My Integrity Again, This Time for $3.78

“Wait a minute,” you might be saying. I thought I just read this post. Actually, you read that post. –>

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I Almost Sold My Integrity for $2.25

Blog, Stories // March 5, 2010

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I Almost Sold My Integrity for $2.25

Thursday, late afternoon. Downtown Minneapolis. Nichollet Avenue and 5th. Lite-Rail Station. Clear sky, cold air.

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An Ascent From Tragedy

Blog, Thoughts // March 1, 2010

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An Ascent From Tragedy

Six weeks ago, the earth broke under Haiti. This past weekend, it broke again under Chile. The Western Church had an awakening of sorts during the intervening time—perhaps not a deep, spiritual awakening, but surely one of compassion. People who had just celebrated a Christmas and New Year in a time of relative comfort and prosperity were suddenly moved to give, go, pray, weep, and yearn for understanding during a time without many answers.

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6 Steps to Changing Others

Blog, Thoughts // February 25, 2010

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6 Steps to Changing Others

Is there someone you’d like to change? Just follow these 6 easy steps!

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The New Fig Leaf

Blog, Theology // February 22, 2010

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The New Fig Leaf

Picture yourself naked. In public. What do you feel? Exposed? Self-conscious? Ashamed? Adam and Eve knew what it was like to feel this way. They also knew what it was like to feel something else entirely. Or perhaps what they also knew shouldn’t be described as a feeling at all.

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I’ve Given Up Everything For This

Blog, Kindling // February 18, 2010

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I’ve Given Up Everything For This

“I’ve given up everything for this. It means everything to me. It’s why I work hard. I got what I came here to do. I got a gold medal; I have what I want.”

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