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Help Ukrainian Refugees

Help Ukrainian Refugees

As the world watches the horrible and violent actions of Russia upon Ukraine, we can understand the mass migration of Ukrainians seeking safety. The vast majority are in neighboring countries, but with President Biden's pledge to accept 100,000 refugees from Ukraine,...

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Abiding Prayer – Lunch and Learn

Abiding Prayer – Lunch and Learn

For thousands of years, men and women of faith have recognized the connection between solitude and a deep abiding relationship with God. Yet in today’s hurried world, the idea of being still seems as impractical as it is impossible. Is it possible that solitude and...

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Reframe: Jesus the King

Reframe: Jesus the King

I've been doing some preparation for teaching at the next retreat of our learning community. At the next session of the Flourish Collective Academy, we'll be talking about the gospel.  And while that word brings to mind the work of Jesus on the cross, often the gospel...

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Meaningful, Meaningless, and Means

Meaningful, Meaningless, and Means

“When people focus on means, they find their lives meaningless. But to the degree that they focus on ends, they find their lives meaningful.“ - Dr. David CoreyThe quote sparked a great reflection penned by Jeff Haanen of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work. He...

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MLK’s Theology of Work

MLK’s Theology of Work

When Martin Luther King day rolls around, I try to remind myself of MLK Jr's message, courage, and impact. Usually I head for a copy of the Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  You can get a sense of the background of the letter (5:39) and even listen to King read the...

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The Soul As Wild Animal

The Soul As Wild Animal

We are looking forward to the launch of the 2022 cohort of our Flourish Collective Academy. Each year, a new crop of congregational leaders come together to develop leadership capacities. As I prepare to tailor our content to the unique situation and makeup of this...

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Redemptive Scrooge

Redemptive Scrooge

We are fans of the good folk over at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity. Founded by John Stott and friends, they have been working to help "Christians on the frontline to develop the wisdom and practices that can help us all live fruitfully for Christ...

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