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Mars Hill Church, Discipline, and the Need for Accountability

Once again the Christian blogosphere is humming because of a story of a young man named Andrew and his story posted on Matthew Paul Turner’s website Jesus Needs New PR. If you haven’t read Andrew’s story please take a look. It is a heart wrenching story about how a church can become too powerful and […]

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We Keep Failing Our Kids

Two events in the last few days lead me to write this post. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry released a campaign video on YouTube. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/0PAJNntoRgA&#8221; frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> The second event was the suicide of a teenage boy named Jacob Rogers in Ashland City, TN, about 30-45 minutes north of Nashville. Perry’s video […]

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Praying for the victims of bullying at the start of a new school year.

August and September usually mark the return of kids to school. While for most kids going back to school is not their favorite time of year. It is a time of excitement of seeing old friends and making new ones. However, there are some kids who see the first day of school as a day […]

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When the Church is the Bully

After my last post a few days ago, a friend of mine reminded me of something that needs to be addressed. While the Church can create spaces for sharing and healing for victims of bullying, there are also times when the Church itself is guilty of bullying. Sometimes it is not the heathen monster who […]

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What should the Church say to this girl?

I found this video at http://www.jesusneedsnewpr.net. Take a moment and watch this YouTube video. Here is a beautiful young girl, in a time when there should be few worries, cares, and concerns and those concerns should be limited to homework and maybe boys. However, this young girl lives in pain and fear of the coming […]

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>Something Must Be Done

>I must confess. I was both bullied and a bully in school. I was always the fat kid which made me a prime target for bullying and teasing. In response to that, I bullied other kids mostly to prevent myself from being the target. Even as a child I remember knowing that what I was […]

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