I keep track of Advent without specifically following it. I think it’s helpful to acknowledge what the majority of Christians have been doing throughout the centuries and do throughout the world today, while affirming our non-conformist ways. One of my colleagues was throwing a bit of shade about the situation the other night, and wanted …

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There’s a difference between a peacemaker and a conflict avoider. David Mathis writes about How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights? and makes some points about the character of pastors, which is meant to be a model for the character of Christians. Healthy pastors are peacemakers at heart, not pugilists. They don’t fight for sport; they …

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The maturity of disciples of Jesus shows in a consciousness that expresses humility about of how far we have to go, not pride in how far we have come. From Michael Kelley: We are on this road – on this walk – not because of our achievement but because of God’s grace in the gospel. …

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