Faith for Exiles

They had me at the Tolkien quote on the front page. Faith for Exiles I’m a long time fan of David Kinnaman’s work and a newbie to Mark Matlock’s, having read, and incorporated into my doctoral thesis, pretty much all of Kinnaman’s titles. (You Lost Me, unChristian, Good Faith, Churchless). So I might have been …

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Loyalty and Authenticity–Keys to Community

I looked up “loyalty” in my photos site, and I got Starbucks and dogs. Sounds about right.   The fourth, and likely-final-but-you-never-know, conversation between generations regarding the church, faith, and how we can put it all together. What does it take to create loyalty? Jill: We talked about loyalty last week. But the conversation is …

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Loyalty, Time, and Sushi

This is the third installment in our conversation about church, the next generation, and where the two do (or don’t) meet. Jill: Let’s talk values. I suspect that at the core of some dissatisfaction between the generations is a difference in basic values. What we might have considered super-important you might not. Abortion comes to …

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Thank You, Baby Boomers

As part of our ongoing conversation about generational divides, my Millennial daughter and I have written some posts praising the positive. Last week, I wrote on why I’m grateful for Millennials. This week, Emily is returning the favor. Because she’s so nice like that. I Am Thankful for Your Solidity We may harp and complain about how …

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My Favorite RHE Book–Searching for Sunday

  She got me at the beginning with the sheer beauty of that sentence and never let go. I had the privilege and blessing to be on the launch team for two of Rachel Held Evans’ books. The one with the quote above, Searching for Sunday, grabbed me all the way through with it’s honest …

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Pokemon GO and the Salvation of Western Civilization

As a prelude to what I hope will be a series on young people, and a follow up to last week’s discussion of Growing With–I’m retuning to a favorite of mine, originally run here on the Theology Mix blog. I have to update–statements made in the first paragraph are now invalid. My daughter taught me …

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