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Tim Keller, from his new book The Prodigal God (pg.15-16):

“Jesus’ teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, buttoned-down, moralistic people. The licentious and liberated or the broken and marginal avoid church. That can only mean one thing. If the preaching of our ministers and the practice of our parishoners do not have the same effect on people that Jesus had, then we must not be declaring the same message that Jesus did.”

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In today’s sermon, I read an excerpt from a Newsweek article on Woody Allen, about how he, at 72, lies awake at night thinking of “the void”. Read the entire article by clicking here.

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What is a “missional church”?

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More Politics and Music

I think I’ve started something here…more suggestions from readers of The Stewart Blog:

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Politics and Music

Since we are just two weeks from the election, here are a few songs that blend good music with political flavor:




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Tim Keller: Divine Impulses

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Gospel + Community= Mission

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