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Capitalism & socialism v.s. the kingdom of God
So what did you think about my interviews with a Christian capitalist and Christian socialist? An interesting dialogue, was it not? I'd like to offer a huge thank you to Andy and Sean for participating. It was a pleasure collaborating with them. Now ...
How Christ makes his home in your heart
Where do you find real unity?
Interview with a Christian capitalist
Interview with a Christian socialist
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Why new believers should be given time to play
What is truth? | In Search of the City
"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy…" (Paul, Colossians 2:8) Will Durant was a philosopher and historian who lived from 1885 to 1981. He is best known for his monumental 11-volume work on world history called The Story of Civilizat...
A different kind of conviction
One day my wife and I stopped at a bookstore where I happened upon a pile of clearance books whose prices had been marked down to all but nothing. A little red booklet not half an inch thick caught my eye. It was written by a man whose name I'd never...
How does the cross set us free from the Law?
The 2 best books on church history you've never heard about...
Every Christian knows at least a little church history, assuming they've read the book of Acts. Unfortunately, though, most people's interest in the field begins and ends right there. Ask what they know about the story of those who've followed Christ...
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How do you handle the violence in the Old Testament?
Are you living from earth or from heaven?
Will you take your place at the table God has prepared?
Have we emptied the cross of its power?
Do you have doubts? | In Search of the City
The good samaritan in modern dress
Back to the drawing board
The historic significance of the penniless preacher from...
Christ our all-sufficient Land
What are the best ways to give to those in need?
What does it mean to have a spiritual life?
Was Paul indifferent to slavery?
When kingdoms collide
So you want to know God's will for your life?
A message to those involved in the organic church movement...
God with us | In Search of the City
Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Did Paul really not allow women to speak in church?
The death of a dream: Further reflections from the church...
Four biographies every Christian should read
Why have you been chosen by God?
I want to review your book
What did Paul see to be the will of God?
Reflecting on three years in organic church life
When you were a child
Will God do a new thing now that the world is not ending?...
Jesus Christ, dispeller of shame
What is the will of God?
What in the world is a theography?
A brief history of the American labor movement: Part 5
Remembering my time in the wilderness
This is part 4 in a series on my journey out of institutional Christianity. To catch up on the rest of the series start here, then go here, then here. "You shall remember the whole way that t...
Where does God's kingdom come from?
There has never been a mightier man to walk the earth than Jesus of Nazareth. His moral, emotional, and spiritual strength was unparalleled by anyone of his day. It remains unmatched to this hour. ...
Do you know the One of whom the book speaks?
"You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life." (Jesus ...
A brief history of the American labor movement: Part 4
Welcome to part 4 of my pal Andrew Wehrheim's series on the history of the American labor movement. If you're new to the series be sure to catch up on the first three installments. Othe...
When the morning star rises
Glimpsing the heavenly vision
The best chapter on Christian community I've ever read
Whose side is God on in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?...
A brief history of the American labor movement: Part 3
Say hello to Eberhard Arnold and the Bruderhof communities...
On this election day: A manifesto for change
What it cost me to go outside the camp of institutional...
A brief history of the American labor movement: Part 2
Where charity fails | In Search of the City
How do you turn your suffering into a source of life?
A brief history of the American labor movement
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When it's OK for Christians to compete
How my journey out of institutional Christianity first began...
Are you trying to get to God or coming out from Him?
Meet Patrick Kurcharski
Do you not know? | In Search of the City
Have you ever considered sponsoring a child?
Crucified to the religious world
The pastoral epistles: Fact or fiction?
Trusting in chariots
Early rising - In Search of the City
"Early will I seek you." (Psalm 63:1) As a young man I recall reading a series given by Watchman Nee to new believers. In a chapter on early rising he relates that a person can tell how much they really love God by how much time they spend sleeping i...
How do you forgive while you're hanging on a cross?
Whatever you do, never touch the temple - In Search of the...
Bible scholars have this thing they call the law of first mention. Basically we are told that the best way to get the fundamental, inherent meaning of a particular doctrine, event, ect. from the scripture is to look at its "first mention" in the bibl...
Concerning zeal - In Search of the City
Now is the time | In Search of the City
Since the beginning of time men have been lamenting the emptiness of their hollow existence and longing for the glory days of some yesteryear. Since the dawn of recorded history the longing of men's hearts has been for the restoration of Paradise los...
Whom do you follow? | In Search of the City
"Follow me as I follow Christ." - Paul We are all following someone in life. Usually it is not just one person but any number of people whom we look to as leaders. And when I say "leader" I am not necessarily referring to somone with a position, just...
On prayer | In Search of the City
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No one needy: How the early church overcame poverty
It has always intrigued me how Luke, in his account of the early church in Jerusalem, took special care to make note of the the fact that "there was not a single needy person among them" (Acts 4:34). Not a single needy person. The very thought is unp...
Announcing my first guest post - In Search of the City
Hey, everyone. Just wanted to give you a heads up that tomorrow, August 8, Jeremy Myers will be featuring an article of mine on his blog at Till He Comes. That's Jeremy and his lovely wife in the picture, in case you were wondering. I'm very excited ...
The fellowship of the burning heart - In Search of the City...
Organic church round-up
Growing up takes time
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Ekklesia & the kingdom of God
Christ & human trafficking
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." (Isai...
Which blogs do you read? - In Search of the City
Question: Which blogs do you read regularly, and why? That is all. I'm interested to know where else my readers go to find spiritual food and otherwise interesting posts. So for those of you who do get around the blogosphere a bit, maybe you could pr...
To whom does the kingdom belong?
I've noticed that the older I get the less I believe. Life has a way of hardening a person's heart. This is why Jesus said that in order to participate in the kingdom of God we must become like little children again, ready to believe whatever our Fat...
Cross-examining American ideology - In Search of the City...
Howard Zinn was an American historian, author, and long-time social activist. He was a professor of political science at Boston University from 1964-88 and wrote more than 20 books during his lifetime, one of which I was recently given a copy of by a...
Quotes | In Search of the City
When a Christian sins (God's final word on a failure)
Sometimes just being together is enough - In Search of the...
"What life have you if you have not life together?" - T.S. Eliot The greatest lesson I learned in Bible college came not in the chapel or classroom but in the dorm room. For it was there that I discovered the wonderful experience which scripture (in ...
Learning from the Amaryllis - In Search of the City
Why was Jesus baptized? - In Search of the City
Is independence the same thing as freedom?
During the summer of 2005 I participated in a Bible college internship in the country of Latvia, which is located in northeastern Europe right on the Russian border. I learned a lot during those two brief months, but one lesson in particular came to ...
Who will be the greatest?
Worship in the New Testament - In Search of the City
What we evangelicals can't stand about Jesus
Accepting loss - In Search of the City
Loss is a part of life. The sooner you and I come to terms with that fact the better. One thing I've learned about myself is that I don't deal well with losing. Yet in the past two years I have been forced to accept certain losses. The loss of my da...
Going to the root: Why we need radicals
Competition or cooperation?
I have to admit I've always felt a little uneasy about capitalism. Even before I began to get a handle on how the whole system actually works, there was just something about the profit-driven, bottom-line way of thinking that made my stomach turn. Be...
Seeking a lifestlye of peace - In Search of the City
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