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Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Chocolate Milkshake

I heard a raised voice coming from the Casual Café at Christian Care Retirement Community in Mesquite. A small, wiry gentleman was waving his cane and was distraught as he stood at the counter trying to order a chocolate milkshake. The staff was patiently trying to explain that milkshakes were only available on Thursdays, and that...

The One True Kingdom

The Democratic National Convention was this week—which means that if we weren’t already fully in the thick of the presidential campaign, we are now. Over the next 10 weeks we are going to be bombarded with political messages: TV, phone, radio, social media, etc… The candidates and many others will tell us, as they do...

Evangelism in a Pandemic

As the Fall semester begins, I begin thinking more and more about evangelism on campus, and I emphasize personal evangelism strongly with our college students. But in 2020, everything is turned on its ear, including evangelism. This semester, guests aren’t even allowed on campus at TCU or TXWES, so the idea of roaming campus to connect...

Is the Church a “What” or a “Who”?

If you are like me, you have had to do some re-thinking on your usage of the word “church” lately. Pre-COVID, I would often say, “Let’s go to the church,” or “Is it time for church to start?” But now, those statements don’t make much sense. Recently, I have heard people ask, “When will church...