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The Measure of a Ministry

This week Americans are celebrating their independence by watching parades, enjoying backyard barbeques, and by not going to church. If

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My Real/Fake Interview on Consumerism

Back in May I spoke at a conference in Portland, Oregon. Among other things I did a seminar based on

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What Did You Say?

On Goldman Sach’s religious justification of enormous profit: “We’re very important. We help companies to grow by helping them raise

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Success Covers a Multitude of Sins

This week I am attending the Midwest Regional Spiritual Formation Forum at Elmbrook Church near Milwaukee. The conference theme is

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Self-Feeding Christians?

In recent weeks we’ve posted a number of articles on Out of Ur debating the nature of the church. This

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Switzerland Bans Minarets

The peaceful, neutrality-loving citizens of Switzerland voted last week to ban the construction of minarets in their country-a decision not

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Where Have All the Prophets Gone?

While studying for my ordination a few years ago I was required to read Oswald Sanders’ classic book, Spiritual Leadership.

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Church…Virtually

In recent months Out of Ur has posted a number of really interesting articles on the “virtual church” phenomenon. The

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New Video on “The Divine Commodity”

Some time ago, the folks at Zondervan recorded a video of me discussing The Divine Commodity. I had never seen

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