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You’re not alone. You’re not the only one. That’s perfectly normal. These are the three most common phrases I say to people during pastoral counseling. I usually hesitate a bit because I never want to make people Dec 2, 2022 Pastoring
You’re not alone. You’re not the only one. That’s perfectly normal. Dec 2, 2022 Pastoring These are the three most common phrases I say to people during pastoral counseling. I usually hesitate a bit because I never want to make people Traditional Marriage, So-Called Nov 30, 2022 Bible & Theology & Affirming Theology One of the biggest deceptions that non-affirming churches have gotten away with is this notion that the church has always been non-affirming. A Dialogue About the Trustworthiness of Scripture Nov 30, 2022 Bible & Theology Someone on my Facebook was sealioning me about the trustworthiness of Scripture. While I usually don’t find such back-and-forth all that helpful, it Did anyone else grow up with the poisoned watermelon patch metaphor for the Bible? Nov 12, 2022 Bible & Theology Imagine a watermelon patch with 66 pumpkins. One night, an enemy There Are Things Worth Getting Divisive About Nov 11, 2022 Bible & Theology Over the past couple of months, I’ve had the joy of leading a Bible study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. We are a couple of chapters in now, and Marketing and Outreach in a Post Evangelical Church Oct 19, 2022 Pastoring Something I wrestle with constantly as a pastor of a progressive/inclusive church is the need for “outreach” or “marketing” or whatever it is we’re Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit Oct 3, 2022 Bible & Theology Mark 3:28-30 and its similar passages in Matthew and Luke are pretty often misread. People misread it as, “God is physically incapable of forgiving From Courtship to Union - Res City and The Table Aug 24, 2022 Pastoring Nine months ago, in November 2021, we announced the beginning of a courtship between Resurrection City DC and The Table Church. As a refresher, It Is Always God’s Will to Heal Aug 10, 2022 Bible & Theology A few people had asked what I meant when I said it is always God’s will to heal. If it’s always God’s will to heal, why do people not always get I Didn’t Dupe You Jul 21, 2022 Blog & Pastoring I recently heard that a few folks at my former church in Iowa felt like I duped them. The claim is that for the ten years I pastored at Good News Thoughts on Pride 2022 Jun 27, 2022 Blog & Pastoring & Bible & Theology For the first time this June, The Table Church marched in Washington, DC’s Pride Parade. My family and I marched alongside our LGBTQ church family On the Fall of Roe Jun 24, 2022 Bible & Theology If you have received an abortion, I believe no one should ever make you feel shame for that. You are beloved and cherished by God. You don’t need to It’s A Sin Problem? May 26, 2022 Bible & Theology The disciples telling Jesus about 5,000 hungry people— Jesus: “It’s not a food problem, it’s a sin problem.” The centurion asking Jesus to heal his Prayer Means Action May 26, 2022 Everyone should hesitate before they pray for something if they are not willing to take some sort of action to help answer that prayer. If I pray Here are some more concrete thoughts on “young people leaving the faith. May 18, 2022 Pastoring ” I’m just speaking anecdotally. The research on this is immense and Open Communion at The Table May 1, 2022 Bible & Theology & Pastoring The Table Church practices open Communion, open even to those who don’t follow Christianity. When we offer Communion we say, “Anyone who seeks the Did it make a difference? Apr 14, 2022 Bible & Theology (Easter Week Table Church Newsletter) Around Holy Week, that’s a question I often find myself thinking about. Each year in the church (for the past How to Edit the Bible Like Jesus Mar 26, 2022 Bible & Theology I recently preached on two of Moses’ encounters with God. The first, in Exodus 3, Moses meets God at the burning bush. Moses, anticipating questions Exodus 14 Mar 9, 2022 Bible & Theology Setting aside, briefly, the issue of divine violence in the Old Testament, I want you to notice this brilliant literary touch in Exodus. The book Two Years At The Table Mar 2, 2022 Pastoring & Blog I’m a day late on this, but it was 2 years ago on March 1 that I started my pastorate at The Table. The family and I snuck in to each service and
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