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In True Community

I had quite a profound experience last night. We were hosting a dinner in our home for a few fellow Vineyard leaders. I was in the kitchen, doing some dishes, when a beautiful thought came to me: “True community enfolds us in our weakness, elevates

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Home On The Range

I think the most powerful element about the act of worship is that it pull us to a place we’ll call home. In a disorienting world, we are drawn to a center, an essential reality, that keeps us tethered to things that are true, and

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New Songs In Old Places

This weekend I’m leading worship in a large Roman Catholic church in beautiful Prince Edward Island. The church itself is just lovely (St. Mary’s at Indian River), and we’ll have a small acoustic ensemble going at it: Jacob Murphy, upright bass; Matt Frise, violin; Will

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Emergent: Our Response To Critics

I thought this was well-written, and reflects many of my own sentiments in the on-going emergent conversation. I’d rather have my loyalties questioned than find myself linked with loyalties I don’t have. I don’t think brand names such as “Evangelical” are particularly helpful when it

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