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General Musings / Heart Aches / Wrestling with Angels

My friend is dying. It’s shitty, and ridiculous, and completely unfair. She’s my age, with two young children and a husband who adores her and brothers and parents and a community who loves her…and she’s dying. I read her periodic journal posts about how’s she’s dealing with her diagnosis and her grief at leaving her wonderful life much sooner than she ever anticipated or would want. Then I read the comments and tributes and consider […]

The Imminent Death of My Church (And the Hope of Resurrection)

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A Church is More Than a Building / Ministerial Madness / Wrestling with Angels

We had a tough meeting today. It was another meeting full of stress and dreary reports about the state of our finances. This time, though, was the worst so far. We have one year to live. If our pledges stay where they are, and our expenses keep rising, we will be broke in one year. We have reached the bottom. We can see the potential¬†imminent death of our church as we know it. And yet, […]