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(Lesson 2) The Vibe – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

Previous Lesson – Lesson 1 – The Invitations In November 2015 I walked into “The Box” for the first time. Was there any other choice? Ron offered to to drive and join me at the 7am class. I could not stand … Continue reading

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(Lesson 1) The Invitations – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

Intro – The Yellow Line Everyone has potential to be a better version of themselves. Yet we have narratives that sabotage our efforts. Maybe the only thing standing in the way of becoming the person God has in mind is a person willing to … Continue reading

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(Intro) The Yellow Line – What CrossFit Taught a Pastor About Church

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So, studying to be a doctor?

I remember walking into my office (aka Starbucks) and seeing a guy reading a book as thick as my thigh! So I said to him, “So, studying to be a doctor?” (Yeah, I do stuff like that.) He told me he was … Continue reading

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Why worship? Escape or engage?

Every once in a while I stumble across a blog post that names what I have been feeling or answers a question that I have been asking. The blog post by Aaron Niequest, one of Willowcreek’s worship leaders inspired me. … Continue reading

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Conflict as a means of grace

Conflict so often is seen as deterrent to authentic Christian community. Change the color of the carpet in the sanctuary … conflict! Introduce rock music into the traditional service … conflict! Introduce liturgical elements into a contemporary service … conflict! … Continue reading

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She Just Needed Time

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I think they made us the godparents!

Every missional leader has something that keeps them up at night. Something that makes their heartbeat quicken. Bill Hybels calls it a holy discontent. Moses couldn’t stand oppression and abuse. Mother Teresa couldn’t stand extreme poverty. For Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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This was not charity. This was a welcome.

Just wanted to share with everyone a note I received from someone on the Our Saviour’s Refugee team after they delivered one of our Welcome to America Packs to a Bhutanese refugee family. I wish you all were there to … Continue reading

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mychurch did my wash!

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