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Macklemore the Prophet?

Macklemore the Prophet?

Every age needs visionaries and in the divine economy of the Kingdom of God we are given prophets on a regular basis. The challenge of the church is to be aware that these prophetic voices may...

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A Little Light for Lent

I really don’t like twilight. I’m not talking about the vampire series that made the Washington rain forest famous to teenagers and adults alike from Finland to Japan. Seriously, teens from places like Reykjavik are dragging their parents to middle of...

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Cool in Cascadia

Cool in Cascadia

Seattle has its megachurches and Portland has its cool. So are Cascadian megachurches cool? After fifteen years of living in Vancouver, but also visiting Seattle and Portland pretty regularly as well as various points in between, I’m not so sure. I have...

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Ministry and Marijuana

Ministry and Marijuana

When Washington voters approved Initiative 502 paving the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana, the northwest Christian community, for the most part, stayed on the...

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Uniting Portland in Service

Uniting Portland in Service

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one ─ I in them and you in me ─ so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John...

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Tacoma: Playground or Battleground?

Tacoma: Playground or Battleground?

“But the reason we fly from the city is not in reality that it is not poetical; it is that its poetry is too fierce, too fascinating and too practical in its demands.” G.K. Chesterton, Lunacy and Letters Historically humans have lived in rural places. As...

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A Polyglot Gospel for a Progressive City

A Polyglot Gospel for a Progressive City

I grew up listening to National Public Radio. That’s what Northwest people do. It’s our kind of sacred liturgy, and it was that sacred liturgy that awakened an early love for the modern, progressive, thoughtful existence that Democrats dream and preach...

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