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#105: To Tell the Truth: Language, the Law, and Calling a Thing What It Is

Jady and Nick talk about how important it can be to tell the truth, even when it seems like the whole world is lying.

#104: It’s Literally a Deadly Sin: PRIDE, the Church, and the Gospel

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about PRIDE month, confirm that drag shows are indeed bad for kids, and discuss Justin Welby’s letter to some African Archbishops.

Getting Rid of Pride All Year Long

Christians at least should know, pride is contrary to goodness and kindness. Pride is the thing that breaks apart human communities, that destroys relationships, that wrecks the love that binds people together. It isn’t pride that makes God finally realize how clever and lovely his creatures are. When he sees their pride, he knows that they are lost and that they need help that they can never give themselves.

#103: Dean’s List: Trinity School, Formation, and the ACNA

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the calling of a new Dean to Trinity School for Ministry and talk about the future of leadership formation in the ACNA.

What Is Beauty and What Survives?

You work desperately hard for some elusive happiness, and then you die. How heartbreaking, then, to reach the very pinnacle of worldly success and discover that it was all a handful of dust, that you can still be rejected, that you still have to die.

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Getting Rid of Pride All Year Long

Getting Rid of Pride All Year Long

Christians at least should know, pride is contrary to goodness and kindness. Pride is the thing that breaks apart human communities, that destroys relationships, that wrecks the love that binds people together. It isn’t pride that makes God finally realize how clever and lovely his creatures are. When he sees their pride, he knows that they are lost and that they need help that they can never give themselves.

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What Is Beauty and What Survives?

What Is Beauty and What Survives?

You work desperately hard for some elusive happiness, and then you die. How heartbreaking, then, to reach the very pinnacle of worldly success and discover that it was all a handful of dust, that you can still be rejected, that you still have to die.

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Glorify Him At Once

Glorify Him At Once

And so we see that love is both common—not the least bit grand or glorious or exalted or transcendent—and impossible. It is such a good thing that God didn’t command you to ‘love’ yourself because you don’t even do that.

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All Of Them

All Of Them

Imagining that God the Father has nothing to say, no gift to give to the Son, doesn’t bring about a gracious, nor a “flourishing” life for women.

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How Many Did You Expect?

How Many Did You Expect?

What do you think is going to happen when you go into ministry? That you’ll be such an amazing preacher that thousands of people will crowd in to hear you and you’ll have to beam yourself into another campus? That you’ll be invited to share the stage with the Important Evangelicals? That your budget will grow to include less hideous carpet in the sanctuary?

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Sorrow and Sighing Shall Flee Away

Sorrow and Sighing Shall Flee Away

Well, it’s been a busy week, to misunderstate it, and there are miles to go before I crash. I hadn’t thought I would be up at this hour, and had even considered forgoing the Sunday post in a fit of sanity, but the cat is sitting on my face and I am all the way awake,...

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The Rise and Triumph of Jesus

The Rise and Triumph of Jesus

Wouldn’t you feel excited? Wouldn’t you retweet? And then post it in some groups? And text it to someone? The modern equivalent of throwing down your cloak and waving your palm branch in enthusiastic relief? Finally, everything is going to be ok. The shift, the solution is finally here.

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Why We Are the Way We Are

Why We Are the Way We Are

A number of ACNA leaders and people are “recovering” from very rigid fundamentalist pasts where their heads were packed with lots of scripture but their hearts were left cold.

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