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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 My Prayers Are Directed to Two Things Today. Feb 24, 2022 Blog & Bible & Theology “I don’t understand, I decidedly do not understand, why men can’t live without war.” “You would think that humanity has forgotten the laws of its 4 Big Changes Feb 11, 2022 Pastoring The only thing that’s constant is change. That’s no less true at The Table Church. Below I’m going to let you know about four significant The New Arc Denomination Is on the Slippery Slope of Conservatism Jan 24, 2022 Bible & Theology Religion writer Rick Pidcock once said, “It’s funny how I’ve always heard the ‘slippery slope’ argument as a warning for becoming more liberal, but Reading the Septuagint Jan 14, 2022 Blog & Pastoring & Bible & theology For my morning devotions I have been reading the Septuagint. The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. Why read a translation Here’s how I’m thinking about COVID right now. Dec 29, 2021 Blog TL;DR—Don’t look at case rates. Look at hospitalization numbers. My personal risk—and likely yours—of Amos and Advent Dec 10, 2021 Bible & Theology My Advent Bible reading has me in Book of the Prophet Amos. Amos is the author of such gems as: For four crimes I won’t hold back punishment: they Does Genesis Condemn First-Born Daughters? Nov 21, 2021 Affirming Theology & Bible & Theology Genesis 1—4 tells the story of a man and a woman in a relationship who have three sons. These chapters tell us a lot about human nature, family Q&R on Atonement Theories Nov 15, 2021 Bible & Theology A Question from a Facebook Commenter: “How do you connect a dead God to ending death without using the biblical understanding of Next page