Tag: Spirit

The Domino Effect: Why our understanding of God matters more than we know

There’s a tendency for humans to assume we have the unsoiled vantagepoint on God, and that our opinions are without bias or interpretation. Yet, we all see God through a lens, and too often that lens says more about us than it does about God.

Don’t Hold On: The Importance of Being Open to Change

We want the people, communities, and traditions we love to be static and unchanging, but in resisting change, we ultimately stunt the growth and transformation of these same people, communities, and traditions.

Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear

I have a confession to make. Usually, I don’t like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I’m not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like…

Religionless Christianity

I love this section from Shane Hipps‘ book, Selling Water By the River: “What does this growing number of those claiming no religious affiliation mean for the future of Christianity? The historic strength of evangelical churches to innovate methods without altering the underlying message…

The real question before our death…

Today is pretty full from start to finish, which means I won’t have time for a full post. So, instead, I want to share this quote from Henri Nouwen that has been challenging me lately. Here goes: “The real question before our death is…

The Mystery of the Spirit begins this Sunday!

This Sunday at MCC we are beginning a new series that will explore the “Mystery of the Spirit.” Over the next several weeks we will take a fresh look at who the Holy Spirit is, the Spirit’s purpose in our lives, and we will…

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