Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Name Is Jason, and I’m A Recovering “Church Growth” Addict

It sounds like such a good idea–sitting down and developing strategies for how best to “grow” your church.  After all, how could it be bad to want your church to be as big as possible?  Isn’t that just part and … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (the seventh)

— 1 — Waiting for my mom of the year award to be revoked after waiting too long to buy pumpkins and now the grocery is picked clean. Hoping we find some at the garden center down the street tomorrow…IN THE … Continue reading

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It Could Be All Downhill From Here (part three)

In my first and second post in this series I discussed my view of suffering as a Protestant. To sum it all up, it didn’t make  sense to me that Christians should expect a life of ease and comfort when Jesus … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (sei)

— 1 — Soooo…the baptism of our 2 year old last week…Well, she got baptized, and the church is still standing, and it was sweet and wonderful. As Father Leo of Grace Before Meals once said, there is nothing more … Continue reading

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If the Catholic Church Isn’t From Heaven, It’s From Hell

Over the last several years, as I investigated the various objections to Catholicism, I began to notice something strange about them.  At the same time the Church was accused of being too “conservative,” she was also accused of being too … Continue reading

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It Could Be All Downhill From Here (part 2)

In my last post I laid out my view of suffering as a Protestant. There were things that just didn’t equate for me, such as the notion that in being a Christian, one can squeak by with hopefully little suffering in life and without … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (fifthly)

— 1 — Cuteness of the week: When our older daughter put her 2 year old sister to bed the other night and prayed with her the little one told her, “I love church.” Awwwwwwww…. — 2 — That’s right, … Continue reading

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