Friday Stream of Consciousness – 87
Jul12

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 87

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: We can tell who our real friends are by how they treat us when it’s not cool to be our friend. Adult friendship dynamics are simply an amplification and slight sophistication of the schoolyard. People will give to need, but they give to vision more than need. I get to team up with our teens this Sunday. I’ll preach and they’ll lead the church in worship. I’ve...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 37
Jul13

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 37

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning: Emily and I spent this week in Orlando getting a few days of rest, and enjoying the spiritual renewal provided by the North American Christian Convention. Christian Churches have thrived over the past twenty years or so for a number of reasons. One is their ability to stay in fellowship with and even support those interested in doing things differently. They...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 36
Jul06

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 36

Here are some things I’m thinking about this Friday morning: The blog format I use received an update this week. So, this iteration of the blog is in Beta for the next week or two. It would be a blessing for me to hear your thoughts on formatting as we go. Funny story in San Diego at the downtown fireworks show: they accidentally let off all the fireworks at the same time the whole show lasted only about 20 seconds. I’ve...

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After Cincinnati – Reflections on NACC 2011

This past week I took a trip to the North American Christian Convention–the largest annual gathering of the Independent Christian Churches. I've written before, even recently, about my belief that the sectarianism that still separates Churches of Christ and Christian Churches is a sin we need to repent of. Thus, I won't reiterate this conviction here other than to say it's time more church leaders and congregations...

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5 Years Later – Are we More Unified?

5 years ago tonight (June 29, 2006) Jeff Walling and Dave Stone exchanged bibles at the North American Christian Convention in an expression of acceptance between Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Jeff was clear that he couldn’t speak for everyone in Churches of Christ, but could speak for himself and many others in regretting past divisions and desiring deeper unity and fellowship in the days ahead. I said,...

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