1. 3 Things That Should Concern Us Amidst the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal

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    October 15, 2014 by cbbeard

    A news story broke yesterday that a number of ministers in Houston-area churches were notified that their sermons and other …
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  2. Me and a Little Church in Oklahoma


    June 12, 2014 by cbbeard

    A few weeks ago I was overcome with emotion as I sat in a pew, about halfway back, on the …
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  3. A Sequestered Blemish in the Church

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    April 30, 2014 by cbbeard

    It seems to me that prejudice is simply racism with plausible deniability. Some might say that there is no distinction …
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  4. Bridging the Gap (between church and a new “religious” group)


    April 9, 2014 by cbbeard

    “What would it take to get you to attend a Muslim worship service?” That was the question I recently heard …
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  5. A New (Old) Vision for Spiritual Formation


    March 22, 2014 by cbbeard

    So what now?  What do you do when you realize that the road you are on doesn’t lead to your …
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  6. A crucial exercise for our church…(and for your church too!)


    March 19, 2014 by cbbeard

    A few months ago, the leadership team of the church I serve participated in an exercise that was convicting and …
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  7. The view from PhDc…halfway there!


    February 18, 2014 by cbbeard

    On December 23rd of last year I received official confirmation that I had been awarded “Candidacy” status by the powers …
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