Misfit

"Are you going to fit the culture and be small inside, or are you going to be a misfit and unpack the treasure within you?" -Arthur Burk How does a culture grow smallness? American, Mennonite, or otherwise? What's the difference between cultural sensitivity and an unhealthy assimilation into a culture?

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 7 of 7): Hearing Within God’s Family

Some speak of the church as an institution, but I think of God's church as a family. When I refer to "God's family," I am not talking about your physical family, or even about your local church group, although I hope that those things are included in your Christian family. God's family is much bigger than …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 6 of 7): Telling Others What I Hear

Knowing when and how to share what we hear can be a tough part to navigate in our journey to hearing God. In this post, I would like to focus on three things that have helped me greatly. First of all, hearing God is not equivalent to having the permission to share what I hear. …

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Hearing God’s Voice (Part 4 of 7): Learning to Listen

"We do not need the sign-gifts today because inspiration and revelation have ceased with the death of the last apostle." Well! I laid aside the Sword and Trumpet magazine, and laughed. Inspiration and revelation have ceased! Where in the Bible does it say that? As long as humanity exists, we need inspiration and revelation from …

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