Category Archives: Re-imagining Church

Review of David Lose’s Preaching at the Crossroads

PREACHING AT THE CROSSROADS HOW THE WORLD AND OUR PREACHING IS CHANGING, by David J. Lose. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013. Pp.112. (paperback) Postmodernity, Secularism and Pluralism are three topics often discussed in relation to understanding the changes that have taken … Continue reading

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Church in a Risky Environment

I had the privilege to be a part of a pair of lectures by Diana Butler Bass last weekend at my synod convention which really helped me get a better view of the spiritual climate change going on within the … Continue reading

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Are we willing to ask the difficult questions?

As the world continues to change at a dynamic pace and the church continues to attempt to minister faithfully in that changing world it will force us to ask difficult questions, questions that reach right to the heart of our … Continue reading

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Have We Made The Church Into A Gated Community?

The church has sometimes been compared to a country club when it becomes primarily a social activity, but as I have become aware of some of the broader trends in the church over the past generation I began to realize … Continue reading

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Something Different: Church As A Farm Without Fences

I will continue on with my growing project on authority tomorrow, but since I haven’t completed the next post in that series I’m going to do something different today. The question of authority is a very live question, and it … Continue reading

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