With Gratitude… And Beyond

Luke records a fascinating encounter between Paul and some pagans in Acts 14: 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to…

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Sacred History and the Joy of Obscurity

“Changing the world” is an idea that gets North American Christians, evangelicals in particular, fired up.  We talk about winning the world for Jesus (with no clue what that would look like or what we shall do when it is so won); we talk about taking a city for the…

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Why We Gather Pt 4: Encountering “The Word”

What is it we think we’re doing during the preaching moment at Bloom?  What’s going on?  Theologically, how do we understand what’s happening?  And how does that connect to and serve the work that God is doing in our midst? These are important questions, not least because – let’s face…

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