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If we can carve out time for Zumba, surely carving out time for church is also possible? We haven’t figured out what commitment looks like without either persecution or Christendom. Continue reading

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Let’s face it. No one had to show up this morning.

No one had to show up this morning.

Our society does not demand that any of them be here this morning. It doesn’t even demand that you be here this morning. There are lots of other good things to do. There are many other places to be fulfilled; other churches, temples, charity runs and nature walks to name a few. There is sleep. There are yummy eggs benedict and fun purple rubber ducks. Continue reading

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Hanging out for Worship

From down south, or from their hospital bed, each individual is able to speak their “Amen’s” and render their “Hallelujah’s.” In heart, in soul, and in voice, they are part of the congregation that gathers on Wednesday morning. They just aren’t there physically. Continue reading

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So what’s your excuse?

Over the years I’ve heard many excuses and reasons why people don’t come to church. Some are amusing, some suggest deeper issues to be dealt with. What’s your excuse for not coming to church? Continue reading

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