1. Successful Failure: How God changed my ministry perspective.

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    October 29, 2015 by cbbeard

    Sometimes God gives us what we want to show us that the focus of our desire is misguided.  Sometimes God …
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  2. A Better Approach to Bullying

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    December 16, 2014 by cbbeard

    “I don’t know why they spend all that time on an anti-bullying program. It’s not like it’s really going to …
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  3. Fear and Forward Progress in Spiritual Formation or: “I went to sleep a kindergartner and woke up a PhD student.”

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    December 3, 2014 by cbbeard

    This morning I woke up and realized I am a PhD student. Not just an “accepted to the program” PhD …
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  4. 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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  5. Me and a Little Church in Oklahoma

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    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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  6. 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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  7. Bridging the Gap (between church and a new “religious” group)

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    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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