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Subtle Stories of Racial Change for White Churches

I was so excited to see this in my Facebook newsfeed today. Erin Wathen offers some advice to congregations that aren’t all on the same page about marriage equality. 1,135 more words

Liturgy + Worship Arts

The Top 10 Posts on the New Life Blog - #Trending - #FourBloodMoons

I was checking my stats today and was surprised my Four Blood Moons post (written just a little over a year ago) just passed 10,000… 183 more words


A brief theodicy

Here it is… the long awaited beginning of my messages. This is the message I gave at Shalom in February, and I’m finally sharing it with y’all. 2,712 more words

Messages And Research

New Tim Keller book on Preaching

Tim Keller’s highly anticipated book on preaching is finally out. It is titled Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism. Keller, preaching in New York City, has mastered the art of communicating faith in such an environment and his book will challenge all pastors to reflect on how we communicate the gospel of Christ in a post-modern world. 170 more words



As a Christian in ministry for 35 years my position should be obvious by now. So I’m not going join an angry mob and throw more rocks at the next Gay Pride parade. 757 more words


The Transmission of the Tradition (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15)

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, Pastor Joe Troutman preached on the transmission of the apostolic tradition from 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15.

The Lord used spoken and written means to transmit his word that man might know him and know how to be saved. 660 more words


Should We Let The Devil Make The Rules Of Engagement?

Neal Pollard

Thanks to the hospitality of my good friend, Jason Jackson, I had the opportunity to visit beautiful AT&T Park in San Francisco, witnessing a rarity (a Rockies win) against his beloved Giants.  570 more words