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  • by Drew Anderson
    Stressed, depressed, busy, angry, anxious, tired. I bet you identify with one or all of those, or have gone in and out of them for the last 6 months. I have. And in the last month God has clearly spoken similar words to my soul as the brother of Jesus wrote in James 1:19-27…except this […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Growing up in a Protestant tradition I’ve noticed that we don’t have much of a concept of why confession matters and to whom we are called to confess.
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 7: Spiritual formation is not attractional. The entire model of the contemporary American church is centered upon attraction and motivational appeals. I grew up in this church culture so I know it well. The contemporary churches of today are merely adult versions of the youth groups of yesterday. My “youth group” experience simply followed […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Why have we sacrificed our souls for some earthly version of success?
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 5: The Numbers Game We’ve seen a conversation in politics recently around whether the popular vote should matter more than the electoral vote. That debate reveals an ever present desire in our society to focus our attention on high-populated areas as if they are “more significant” than less-populated areas. I think the farmers who […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    We typically stake our faith in God on His ability to move quickly. We don’t typically look for how He moves over longer periods of time.
  • by Drew Anderson
    The more comfortable and insulated a pastor becomes, the more comfort seeking and insulated the congregation will be.
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 2: Christian Celebrity This past decade the death of cultural Christianity accelerated rapidly. Statistically, the church is in decline, and most of that is evidence of the death of a version of Christianity where people merely attended for social reasons. *see Barna’s statistics on Christianity. While some are concerned by these trends, I think […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    Part 1: How we’ve become more like Jonah than Jesus. Christian, say these words with me, directed to yourself: Repent, and believe the Gospel. These are a part of the historic words of the Ash Wednesday liturgy. And yet most people don’t hear them anymore (since most of our churches have jettisoned the traditions for […]
  • by Drew Anderson
    There’s a concept in the faith tradition in which I serve called the “second half of the Gospel.” Now, I had not heard of anything like this until I started learning more about John Wesley, so I assume there are still others who have never heard this term nor understand how applicable it is to […]
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