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Book Write-Up: Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller

Donald Miller.  Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2003. I saw the movie Blue Like Jazz over a year ago (see here), so I was a bit reluctant to read the book.  The movie … Continue reading

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Addicted to One’s Own Glory vs. Living for God’s Glory

I was reading through blogger and pastor Morgan Guyton’s archives yesterday.  There’s usually something in his posts that really resonates with me, whether or not I agree with everything he’s saying.  It’s like he has had many of the same … Continue reading

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Accountability and Individuality

For my write-up today on my church’s service this morning, I’ll use as my starting-point a question that was part of the service of installing a new deacon: “Will you be governed by our church’s polity, and will you abide … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Questions After Last Night’s Bible Study

My church started its Fall Bible study yesterday.  We’re going through A Fragile Stone, Peter: Jesus’ Friend. I’m having a hard time writing today.  Maybe it’s because I’m tired after seeing Barack Obama do so poorly in last night’s debate.  … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll, Rachel Held Evans, and Skyler-Daniel on Esther

I just listened to a Mark Driscoll sermon, and, much to my surprise, I actually liked it.  That doesn’t mean that I agreed with everything that he said or how he said it, but overall, I found it encouraging, for … Continue reading

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Slate: Mars Hill PR and Marketing Manager Defends Church Discipline Policy

Slate has an article on church discipline at Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church (see here for background and links).  What is interesting in this article is that it contains the point-of-view of Justin Dean, the PR and marketing manager of … Continue reading

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Mars Hill Responds on Church Discipline

Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church has responded to the controversy about its church discipline policy.  See here.  It has chosen not to discuss Andrew’s specific situation, “as this is a private matter between church leadership and members, all of whom … Continue reading

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The Stranger on Mars Hill Church

A Seattle newspaper known as The Stranger has an article by Brendan Kiley about Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church in Seattle.  It’s entitled Church or Cult? The Control-Freaky Ways of Mars Hill Church.  It includes Andrew’s story (see here), other … Continue reading

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Josh’s Balanced Post on the Mark Driscoll Controversy

Here is a relatively balanced post on Mark Driscoll at Joel Watts’ blog, Unsettled Christianity.  It’s by Josh, a doctoral student in sociology.  I am definitely a part of the anti-Driscoll crowd that Josh discusses (even though I have occasionally … Continue reading

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Leslie Keeney on Mark Driscoll’s Definition of Successful Ministry

I’ve been enjoying Leslie Keeney’s posts on Joel Watts’ blog (see here), and so I was pleased to learn that she has her own blog, the ruthless monk. Leslie is a graduate student at Liberty University, where she is pursuing … Continue reading

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