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“I Don’t Like Singing”: What Don Miller Misses About Singing in Worship?

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Tweet I confess: earlier in my life I have had a strong distaste for congregational singing in worship. And so when Don Miller (in this post) basically confessed the same thing earlier this week, I read with interest. Miller seems

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Posted in Cultivating Mission, Spiritual Fornation, Worship and Mission

The Church Gathering Should be Like a Good AA Meeting

Tweet The other day I tweeted that “the Eucharist can be likened to a good AA meeting intensified by the Real Presence.” What did I mean? I had just had an impactful cup of coffee with a recovering alcoholic. We

Posted in Ecclesiology, Incarnational, Missional Leadership, Uncategorized, Worship and Mission

Just Another Program? Is “Missional” Doomed?

Tweet Is “Missional” doomed to being just another overlay upon the existing structures of U.S. American church structures? Is it doomed to become another brand within the consumerism that has become so prevalent in American church? I think we (the

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Two Reasons to “Go to Church”

Tweet Many years ago, I wrote “6 Reasons Not To Go to Church.” Today I’d like to do the opposite, write about two reasons to “go to church.” Except I want to differentiate between two reasons people go to church,

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Posted in Church Planting, Ecclesiology, Missional Ecclesiology, Missional Leadership, Post-Attractional, Worship and Mission

One of the Best Things Our Sunday Morning Gathering Can Do Is Bore “The Hell” Out of You

Tweet Recently, I was meeting in the corner booth (of the local McDonald’s) with the men in my triad (spiritual formation group) and we were talking about our Sunday morning gathering. I said “one of the best things our gathering

Posted in Post-Attractional, Worship and Mission
David Fitch
Betty R. Lindner Professor of Theology
Northern Seminary
DMin in Missional Leadership
Prodigal Christianity
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