Category Archives: One Step Closer to the Gospel

Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community – Pt. 2

“both of these judgments invite us to acknowledge that we need a solution to the loss of community that utterly transcends what we can do on our own” Continue reading

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Judging, Loneliness, & the Recovery of Community

“To belong is a vital need based on the spiritual nature of the human being. Contempt spits on this pathetically deep need. And, like anger, contempt does not have to be acted out in special ways to be evil.” -Dallas Willard Continue reading

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Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism – Pt. 2

“Listening with patient integrity to both sides of an argument can cause acute mental pain. For it involves the interiorizing of the debate until one not only grasps but feels the strength of both positions.” – John Stott Continue reading

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Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism – Pt. 1

“…the leader who is called out isn’t the only one who’s tempted with misusing power. Because public, passionate, and unexpected criticism is itself an exercise of power, the one who’s publicly exposing another can misuse their power as well. ” Continue reading

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God at Work: Seven Gifts of a Good Conversation

“How is it that we can spend so much of our lives together at work without being given the freedom, dignity, and trust of being able to talk about the relationship of God to our lives?” Continue reading

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