All posts from “motivations”

The Dangerous Pursuit of "Cool" (Part 2)

September 9, 2010 12:00 AM

Read part 1 of Brett McCracken's post. Perhaps pastors and church leaders should focus their energies more on understanding and valuing culture for itself instead of always trying to use it to bolster their church's insider credibility, suggests James Harleman,...

Be Careful What You Worship on July 4

July 1, 2010 12:00 AM

I’ve been a part of numerous churches that celebrated American Independence Day with abandon: 80-foot flags hanging from the ceilings, singing the “Star Spangled Banner” and “I’m Proud to Be an American” and even— most disturbing to me as I...

The Audacity of Rev. Jeremiah Wright

March 17, 2008 12:00 AM

For months presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been trying to dispel rumors that he is a Muslim. The good news for the Illinois Senator is that virtually everyone in the country now knows he's a Christian. The bad news for...


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