Four Emerging Trends in Small Town Churches

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Considering the importance of emerging culture, emerging worship, and emerging theology over the last decade, one may ask if such ecclesiological trends are only present in urban environments of if rural communities are beginning to feel these shifts.

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Attending the Convergence Movement Gathering

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I was recently invited to participate in an event that has the potential to change the course of my life, and will no doubt jump-start my final doctoral writing project. I have been invited to participate as an Initiator with The Convergence Movement…

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Four New Year Resolutions for Every Small Town Church

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The time of the year for New Year resolutions has come. Most people make resolutions and end up breaking them quickly. Whether kept or not, the habit of New Year resolutions in our culture speaks to humanity’s desire for new beginnings. Lucky for us, and lucky for the church, our …

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Rural Healthcare Challenges and Advent Joy

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This weekend, I learned firsthand about healthcare challenges in rural America. If there are two times a year a pastor avoids sickness, it’s Advent and Easter. This year, I have not been so lucky. The day before the third Sunday of Advent I started coughing so violently my knees buckled. To …

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