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Yaconelli Outtakes, Part 3: Messy Reality

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

“Messy Spirituality” – pgs. 90-91 Messy RealityOne look at the book of Corinthians and it’s clear the Christian life doesn’t take place in the rarefied air of perfection. Paul wrote his letter to the church at Corinth to help them figure out what Christianity means in the everydayness of life. Paul gives us spectacular glimpses […]

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Wrapping Up “Velvet Elvis” – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

I mentioned before that I had broken in a copy of Rob Bell’s “Velvet Elvis.” I can proudly claim that it’s been properly read through. I’m now gradually making my way through the five-part sermon series that sorta laid the groundwork for the book. Actually, I’m pretty certain that I stumbled onto it by coincidence. […]

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Wrap Up: “Jesus Brand Spirituality”

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

In finishing up Ken Wilson’s “Jesus Brand Spirituality” this week, I’d kept my eyes open for another minor clip that might amplify some wonderful point or spark some great demand to go pick the book up by anyone that would read it. But in the midst of going through the entire second half of the […]

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Words for the Day …

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Just wanted to post today’s email devotional from the Lakewood email. Too brief, they may be. But some hit the mark nevertheless. Today’s Scripture”Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4) Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria It says in the Proverbs to keep your eyes […]

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With “Friends of God” like these …

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

I’ll rely on Rebecca Cusey to pinpoint many of the particulars of Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary, Friends of God. But one point I’ll disagree with is her assesment that it represents a “good hard look at evengelicals.” The jist of the documentary is as follows: a liberal, lapsed Catholic, secular-friendly producer hits the road with […]

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Wilkinson Finished in Africa – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Disappointing followup to Bruce Wilkinson’s own Jabez-inspired mission in Africa. In 2002, flush with celebrity, the Prayer of Jabez author determined to use his newfound wealth and influence to address Africa’s tremendous social and spiritual problems. Eventually, his territory-enlarging vision narrowed to Swaziland, a tiny, impoverished kingdom abutting South Africa. Swaziland, with a population of […]

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Why You Should Read the Liner Notes on All Your CDs

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Spinning some tunes up at Koinonia last night, I popped in Todd’s copy of Kim Hill’s Surrounded by Love. Great CD for background music since it’s not too imposing. Hill’s style is basically 90s Country, which is fine by me since that was the only decade I really got into country music. We’ve played it […]

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Wilcrest Baptist in the News

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

HOUSTON � If Hollywood ever makes a movie about Wilcrest Baptist Church, the three-hanky scene will be the party for Rodney Woo’s 10th anniversary as pastor. Before that 2002 event, he’d been exhausted by his long effort to turn a declining, nearly all-white congregation into a stable, thoroughly multiracial one. “I only quit about once […]

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Which of These Three Was More Effective?

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

For whatever reason, I opt to head back downtown to the office after church Saturday night. I think it’s just a whole lotta reasons bundled up into one timely sense of urgency, perhaps. It seems that after the Wednesday service I was so amped to listen to the service over and over again, I may […]

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What’s New: Jacque DeShetler CD

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

We’re sorry, your Flash browser plug-in appears to be out-of-date. Please visit http://www.adobe.com for a quick upgrade. Just posting some demo tracks from Jacque DeShetler’s new CD, Signal. Review coming up overnight. UPDATE: Well, would you believe “Saturday, instead of overnight?” Yeah, got home a little more tired than I thought I was. Blogging takes […]

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