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Church on Wheels

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You’ve heard the results of the most recent Pew Survey  – a growing population of people reported to be members of the “Nones” – folks who have no religious affiliation.  An all time high of 20% of Americans was recorded.  … Continue reading

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Do you want to feel good or do you want something more?

So I just finished reading an article where there was a caption that said: “The danger for most of us it that we desire feeling good more than we desire God.”  Yesterday’s sermon texts were about two lepers – Naaman … Continue reading

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Charity and God’s Grace

People have been hurt by the church, by its rules, by its assumption that we’ve got it right, we’re the righteous, and if only the rest of the world could be like us.  Of course, the church would say we’re … Continue reading

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“Thanks for lettin us participate”

This past Wednesday I took some of our confirmation kids and family members down to Sunshine Ministries – a homeless men’s shelter.  We go down there one time a year for one of our service events.  It’s a good eye … Continue reading

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Back in the Burbs

I’m back in the burbs.  So much has gone through my mind, my heart, and my soul as I have been processing what the past two weeks have meant for me.  Many have asked, “So how was your time in … Continue reading

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Choices. Choices.

It’s been snowing in Chicago all day.  A light snow, but by midday tomorrow we could have up to 8 inches.  Now I’m leaving town tomorrow after class so I need to lug my 50 lb bag with me  so … Continue reading

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Take it to the Street

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So the day started off with public transportation again.  The #55 to the Green line to the loop.  But I was craving a “Corner Bakery” coffee, so two of us got off early and walked an extra 5 blocks out … Continue reading

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Who’s at the Table?

So I sat down across the table from David and Carlos and Juan for lunch today.  We were at San Lucas Church in west Chicago today to learn about their social advocacy and work in the neighborhood and to help … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk. Prophetically Speaking, that is.

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So, what are you gonna do?  You may have come to the conclusion that  it’s a black and white issue of oppression, white privilege, and therefore racism.  However, some may think that even though racism exists in this country, in … Continue reading

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Is it really Black and White?

How often have you said or heard the words, “Well, it’s simple. It’s a black and white issue!”  I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about black and white issues.  Usually this means that whatever the issue is, it’s … Continue reading