“Why I’m signing on the dotted line…”
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“Why I’m signing on the dotted line…”

One of the things I’m learning as we implement a formalized church membership (what we call partnership) is how much people absolutely abhor signing their name to things and formalizing a current reality. “It feels too corporate.” “I don’t know why it’s important.” “It’s not in the Bible.” “I’m already showing up.” I have heard...

Naked and Exposed
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Naked and Exposed

During our evening meal the other day, my son, Charles Isaac said to me, “I can’t imagine you having hair on your head!”   I have no idea why we were discussing my baldness, but we were. This made me realize that “bald dad” is the only dad that he has ever known. He doesn’t know...

Community is a work of art, not an accident
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Community is a work of art, not an accident

I learned this the hard way. I will never forget the day I walked into my first art class in college. I was confident. I had always been the kid who could draw. Grandmas, aunts, boyhood friends, and my mom’s refrigerator bore witness to that fact. I had a talent. And, now I would finally...