Christ in you, the hope of glory

I wonder what people see when they meet me.  What are the first impressions that turn out true?  What surprises people? What do they leave thinking and assuming about my personal stuff, my life? Earlier this week, my family had a couple of people stay a few nights with us.  I would like to think […]

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Quick Church Thoughts

As the church, we tend to organized our selves around a form while trying to retain an identity. What if we organized our selves around our identity and let the form change to fit the rhythms of our life? What do you imagine Church gatherings and activities could look like if we focused more on […]

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Getting to know you…

This is a recreation of a post I lost due to a database crash. So if you saw it previously and are wondering, “What the heck?” that’s what’s up. Something occurred to me recently. I’ve blogged in some form since 2004(ish). I registered my domain in 2008, and have written at CulturalSavage ever since. In all that time I have never […]

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Saturday Rant

Angles and prophets carried a message of hope and God’s great deeds in ages past. Now, celebrity preachers write books, travel to conferences, and leave pulpits to further their ministry. Why do our methods of proclaiming the topsy-turvy kingdom of God now look so sleek,so familiar to our internet culture? Inverting the old ways just leads to something we are comfortable […]

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acting, feelings, and reasons

Sunday night, my friend Alece put this up on Twitter and the Facebook: “You don’t feel your way into an action. You act your way into a feeling.” -@pwilson @crosspoint_tv I understand that this was a quote from a sermon, and I don’t know the entire context this idea was presented in… however this statement […]

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