Category Archives: Sacred / Secular Divide

The Story: In the Beginning…Let There Be

In the beginning… Every story has a great beginning. The Story of God is no different. But then again, this story is quite different. This is the ultimate opening scene, the beginning of all things. From the very first words … Continue reading

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In Me As It Is In Heaven

So I’ve been reading Luke lately. Actually I’ve been reading Luke for most of this year. Reading it really slowly and just trying to soak it all up. It’s been really good, really challenging. I love what Luke is doing … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Sacred / Secular Divide, Part 5: Vocation

In describing his experiences working among the lepers in Calcutta, Claiborne writes in The Irresistible Revolution: I began to understand what it meant when the curtain of the temple was torn open as Jesus died on the cross. Not only … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Sacred / Secular Divide, Part 4: God Presence

An all-too-common misperception in the church is that real spirituality is the purview of monks, ministers, and missionaries. Culturally, we are in the habit of separating the sacred from the secular – an indication, no doubt, of the extent to … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Sacred / Secular Divide, Part 3: Ministry

During my lunch break the other day, I decided to go get a haircut. I don’t have a “usual” place I go for a haircut. Sunny says I’m a “spontaneous haircut-getter”; rather than making an appointment somewhere, I’m more liable … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Sacred / Secular Divide, Part 2: Holy Ground

This is Holy groundWe’re standing on Holy groundFor the Lord is present and where He is is Holy We are standing on Holy groundAnd I know that there are angels all aroundLet us praise Jesus nowWe are standing in Your … Continue reading

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The Dissolution of the Sacred / Secular Divide, Part 1: Either / Or

Republican or Democrat? Wal-Mart or Target? Ford or Chevy? Coke or Pepsi? Mac or PC? Lowe’s or Home Depot? John, Paul, George or Ringo? We live in an either / or world. Our answers to these stereotypical questions say something … Continue reading

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