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Sermon Building and the Conference on Sexuality and Covenant

Tucked away deep within Baptist history there is a tradition your preacher doesn’t want you to know about. It’s called “sermon building,” and I’m told was en vogue for British Baptists in the late 1600s. Sermon building was a practice that embraced the whole gathered community’s role in proclaiming the Word each Sunday in worship. … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Church: It Looks Like You

Last week my colleagues and I over here in the Pastoral Residency program at Wilshire traveled to Indianapolis, IN to meet, compare-notes, and brainstorm with other young ministers funded through the Lilly Endowment’s Transition into Ministry program. Lilly was an excellent host, the worship time and guest speaker were both phenomenal, and it was a great … Continue reading