Tag: missional

This is How Crazy it is Getting

The War on What’s Real! What in the world is this article about, I wondered. I subscribe to Fast Company. I have been an avid reader of this magazine from the very first issue. Now I subscribe to various newsletters from Fast Company and read the articles of most interest to me, like this one – the […]

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A Place Called York

Confession: I am a lifelong Yorker. Dad grew up in Elizabethtown in Lancaster. Mom was a Dallastown High School grad. I was born at the York Hospital. We lived in Dallastown, then Winterstown, and then mom and dad moved to East York. Dad worked at Standard Register Company on Mt. Zion Road. Mom worked for the […]

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Surely God Is in This Place

That is what so many of us experienced at our Friday Night Worship and Dedication. This is what so many of us experience week after week. This past week, I read and taught through a number of passages about PLACE. Jacob wrestled with the angel of the Lord and called that place Peniel, because he […]

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Help in Discerning the Times

On Sunday, the message began with a biblical teaching on discerning the times (1 Chronicles 12:32; Jeremiah 6:16; Isaiah 43:18-19). To discern the times means we actually know what is going on, what people are thinking, how they are acting, what motivates them, etc. But most of us go on our own personal experience and just […]

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Political But Not Partisan

I could also say: Principles but not policies. And that is part of our problem! The Bible is loaded with beliefs, values, ethics, morality, and spirituality. The Bible is loaded with indicatives (statements) about who God is and what God wants. The Bible is loaded with imperatives (commands or instructions) from God that tell us […]

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Christians and Living in Our Messy World

So how should we think about Charlottesville … and Barcelona …. and North Korea … and Washington D.C … and … and … and … It’s messy! It’s confusing! It’s full of conflict, pain, division, and anger! And we live in that world. We are affected by what happens in the world. Sometimes we (Christians) […]

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Romans 13 and Revelation 13

The Twin Strategies of a Missional Church Romans 13 is the positive engagement of God’s Kingdom as it spreads in the world. Romans 13 is the positive contribution God’s people make as we live as workers in the world. Romans 13 is a guide for how we live as citizens of a nation. Romans 13 […]

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