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Living into a Better Story

We had just emerged from the snowiest, stormiest, altogether craziest winter ever in southeastern Idaho.  It was beautiful, right up until it turned to muddy slush.

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So, What Does a Prison Chaplain Do?

A while back while waiting in a doctor’s office, a person next to me struck up a conversation and asked what I did for a living. I replied that I was a prison chaplain and this person replied, “Oh—that must be interesting.

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A Calling to Teach and Lead

Ministry comes in many forms. I grew up in a small Nazarene church in Florida.  The only form of ministry that I experienced in those days was the ministry of the senior pastor.

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The Tension of Being a Wesleyan Holiness People

As a Christian people formed in the mold of the Wesley brothers and the American Holiness Movement, we as the Church of the Nazarene feel the inherent tension of a binary heritage.  This polarity pulls us toward two different contexts.  One is fir

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Waiting on the World to Change

“We can hardly stand the wait! / Please Christmas, don’t be late.” Most of you can hear the song in your head immediately, can’t you? Those squeaky, aggravating chipmunk voices singing the Christmas song we all love to hate.

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The Heart of Worship

The essence of Christian worship is captured in these two excerpts written 260 years apart—one now considered a classic hymn of the Church and the other an often—played contemporary chorus, respectively. They both capture the interplay between who

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Q&A: Worship Settings of the Old and New Testaments

Q: What is the relationship between the word ekklesia (“church”) in the New Testament, and the worship settings of the Jewish people in the Old Testament?

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