If You Please

There’s an expression sometimes shared among church planters: “What you do to get ‘em here, you gotta do to keep ‘em here.” In other words, if you plan to gain new members by catering to their every whim… well, you’d better get used to that. Or they’ll soon be gone.

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One Soul

His property was only a block from the northern Minnesota elementary school named Churchill and catty-cornered from my home. I don’t remember the man’s name. I only recall a vague image. Thin. Gaunt. Dark. Sad. Angry. Addled. Many children passed his property on the walk home. Many, when they walked

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The Haircut

I got my hair cut the other day.  I knew the girl who cut my hair from previous visits to the shop.  She is attending a local community college and is studying creative writing and journalism. When I sat in the chair, I asked her how her writing was going. 

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Trinity Woodlands, Amarillo

Located across the street from an elementary and middle school as well as a fire station, Trinity Woodlands church plant has been the dream of many over a number of years. Previously organized as Christ Lutheran Church with a child development center (CDC), the leadership and members of both Christ

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Living in the Resurrection Hope

“He is not here; for He is risen as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matt 28: 6.  The tomb is empty! Lent, Holy Week and Easter are the highlights of the Church year in the Ethio-Eritrean Christian communities; the pageantries, worship processions and devotional lives

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The Fall of Notre Dame

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is burning. By the time you read these words, today’s catastrophe will be scores of news cycles in the past. But today, as I write this article, Notre Dame is on fire. I’m sure that in the weeks to come, French officials will determine what

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