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The Muppets: Great Movies Can Still Be Nice

If I were limited to one word in describing the new Muppet movie, it would be “nice.” The Muppets is a refreshing departure from PG-13 comedies that make you feel a little bit dirty and kids movies that are full or pop culture references and pop music hype. The Muppets knows that it is a bit […]

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A Call for a New Kind of Christianity

a review of A New Kind of Chirstianity by Brian McLaren I like new ideas. Since this is the case, I have to be careful. I have to be careful not to become enamored with an idea because of it’s novelty rather than its truth. For this reason, I have been very cautious about Brian McLaren’s ideas […]

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Finding Answers to Complex Issues

Different Eyes: The art of Living Beautifully by Steve Chalke & Alan Mann After reading the description of this book I was excited to dive into it. I was expecting a unique Christian perspective on complex social issues such as war, economics, euthanasia, and homosexuality. Different Eyes, though, is not the book of answers that I […]

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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Thise one of the best books that I have ever read. Author, Eric Metaxas, not only introduces us to the astounding Dietrich Bonhoeffer, but puts us in the middle of his world. I have come to love the world of Bonhoeffer and appreciate Bonhoeffer’s passion for Germany, the church, and life. The pastor’s life is an […]

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Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

With so many opinions, speculations, and criticisms floating around the internet, I feel like I don’t have too much to add about this book, but I did promise to write a review, so here it is. Love Wins conflicts with my beliefs, perhaps, more than any book I have ever read. The problem is that […]

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Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code

“Culture—not vision or strategy—is the most powerful factor in any organization… Ultimately, the culture of the organization shapes individual morale, teamwork, effectiveness, and outcomes.” What a revelation! I have spent years trying to impart vision to the organization and people I lead. I have read the books, attended the seminars, developed the statements and the […]

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