Coaches and Pastors … Everyone’s an Expert … (Updated)

I enjoy basketball. Playing takes a greater toll than it once used to. Saturday our team played and suffered a monstrous defeat. I confess to wondering when the day would come that I should only play pick-up games and leave the leagues to the flat bellies. After this past … Continue reading

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Connecting Justice and Jesus Following …

Oklahoman_1On January 14, 2007, The Oklahoman ran an op-ed piece by Rev. Glenn Cranfield. The Rev. Cranfield served as the director of the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City for nine years.  He noted the renaissance taking place in  downtown Oklahoma City. Glenn also noted how his understanding of … Continue reading

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Subverting the Empire … Living Counter-Intuitive Values …

OklahomanAccording to an AP article on the front page of The Oklahoman young people grow more materialistic. Seems since 1966 incoming college freshmen consider financial prosperity very important. Pew Research Center indicated 80 percent of 18-to 25-year-olds ranked getting rich as their top priority.

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Formed at the speed of godliness …

Keith Matthews leads our current ETREK course at Biblical Seminary. He led  us through a prayer exercise using the following quote from Dr. James Houston’s response to the question about speeding up the process of spiritual formation (found in an edition of the Denver Seminary Magazine).


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