Post Tagged with: "Relationships"

(Blue Like) Jazz & Christianity 9
by / on June 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Pop Culture

(Blue Like) Jazz & Christianity

If we focus too much on the emotion of Jazz (or Christianity), then it becomes something we do for our own consumption rather than because of its beauty. And if Jazz veered away from its roots and began to sound exactly like classical music or sounded too much like grunge rock it would no longer be Jazz.  Likewise, Christianity that looks like generic spirituality is no longer Christianity

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March Madness, Discipleship & The Kingdom 2
by / on March 25, 2011 at 12:19 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

March Madness, Discipleship & The Kingdom

March Madness leads me to think about the complexities and role of encouragement within community. There is the fist bump after a great play, the corporate celebration when you have just gone on a big scoring run and forced the other team to call a timeout. But there is also the “come on!”, “you gotta stay with them!”

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When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore 22
by / on March 9, 2011 at 7:23 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

Julia was the quintessential Christian in high school; her peers even nicknamed her Julia Christ Superstar. But what happens to someone like this when complexities of the world and ambiguities of faith led her to bigger questions, to a place where “just believe” doesn’t cut it anymore?

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Dirty Dishes and the Beloved 2
by / on March 4, 2011 at 10:44 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Dirty Dishes and the Beloved

When living in community you’re forced to deal with the full spectrum of the human condition. Whether intentional or circumstantial, community plays an important part in our stories. And for the most part there’s not much drama, just dishes.

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Certainty Kills Relationships 1
by / on February 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Certainty Kills Relationships

There are very few certainties in life. Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in with wanton disregard for certainty, and instead, just take a risk. It’s often through this kind of struggle and risk-taking that we discover the most rewarding relationships.

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