Thinking out loud about theology, ministry, and life with Jesus

The Giving God

Tomorrow I’ll be preaching the 8th (8th!) message in our series on spiritual practices at Bloom called “Spiritual Architecture” … (I wonder if people are going to start getting bored of this stuff … maybe they already are … ha!) The practice we’ll be covering tomorrow is Servanthood.  The text…

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Into the Light…

Joe (not his real name) and I were in a guy’s accountability group back in the day.  The purpose of the group was simple: celebrate life’s victory’s, share life’s pains, bear life’s burdens.  Not too complicated. Joe was a bit older than me, a seasoned “vet” as a Christian, but…

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Embracing darkness…

At Bloom, we’re participating in Lent.  And now that we’re more than two weeks into it, for a lot of us, this whole thing is starting to HURT a little…  Craving the food we decided to give up, wishing the commitments we made weren’t quite so ambitious, looking for loopholes…

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Welcome!

Hey reader – Not long ago I was doing coffee with a friend who blogs regularly.  After asking her whether she planned to write a book someday she replied, rather hum-drumily: “Meh, not really.  If I can blog I don’t really feel like I need to,” later adding, “You should…

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