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Beguine Again | Return to Awe

In hermeneutics, there is the idea of the “first naiveté.” This is when you first encounter something and take it at face value. This is often an awe inspiring time. Encountering the ocean for the first time. Snow. Love. Over time, we … [Read More...]

Going on to Perfection... | New Rhythms of Life

(Note: this post originally appeared in Ben's monthly newsletter. If you haven't subscribed yet, head on over to his website and do so! The version I'm posting here is slightly expanded from the original article). For the past few months (since … [Read More...]


Digital Ministry and the Future of the Church

Digital Ministry and the Future of the Church

Digital Ministry" is the future of the church. God is at work in new spaces like social media. Technology informs culture more than ever before. What will it mean to do ministry in this fast changing world. This interview with Rev. Wil Ranney, a … [Read More...]

Inch Deep Mile Wide Faith

A Cure for Mile-Wide and Inch-Deep Religion

CORVALLIS, Ore. (RNS)  I am in this lovely college town to help a congregation discern its path forward. It faces challenges that many church leaders will recognize: leadership, finances, isolation from the surrounding community, not enough young … [Read More...]

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