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John 21:17

The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."

Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."

Life Together

The good is the enemy of the best. Or not.
One way the church growth movement has damaged a lot of people over the years. 06/17

Many ways to lose the way
Each variety of church finds its own path to decline. 03/17

Conversations about Jesus: A way forward
We have to start talking to each other again. Why not about Jesus? 02/17

The scrapbookification of the church
Jesus does not guarantee us a continuously happy life. 05/15

Be Excellent to Each Other
Who would have thought Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Jesus would have so much in common? 12/08

So Right You're Wrong
The man invited himself to rate our church's adherence to "sound doctrine." A story about divisiveness. 11/07

On Sowing
What if the sower in Jesus' parable had decided it just wasn't worth the trouble? 10/07

Ministry in the Midst
I've stopped thinking my situation has to improve before I can get some real ministry done. 5/07

Being a Thessalonian
Paul commended the Thessalonian church for living the truth of the Gospel. Would he say the same of us? 12/02

The Sausage Race
We can easily lose sight of what church is all about. 8/00

Making Scrambled Eggs
There are better and worse ways to live in a spiritual community. 5/00