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When Church Feels Like Ballet Class (some thoughts on Posture, Strength, Flexibility, and Attitudes)

  Someone asked me recently when last I was “wowed” by church. I didn’t know what to say, but it made me wonder about the question: should I expect to be “wowed” by church? If not, what should church feel like? I’ve been wrestling with this for days, and the closest answer I can think …

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Which is more blessed: poverty or plenty? (Some thoughts on wealth, faith, and the feelings that go with that)

Gilted Guilt. I’ve been wondering about this recently: the feelings of guilt that—for me and many other Christians—seem to attend the having of things and money. There’s a Scriptural basis for the call to financial simplicity:  ‘The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head’, said Jesus, and ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit’. ‘The love of the …

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