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How to Make Our Neighborhood Less of a Strangerhood–A Neighborhood Newsletter

Originally published in Clifton Heights News, Louisville, KY, on April 1, 2020. Imagine you buy a magical refrigerator that automatically restocks itself, for just $30/month. Take out an orange, reopen the fridge, and find a new orange! Grab a Häagen-Dazs, eat it, reopen the door. Voila! Another ice cream bar! Better yet, use the fridge’s touch screen to configure its contents. You like ice cream? Choose any flavor. Feeling like Tater-Tots? Unlimited Tater-Tots. Swap the orange juice for luxurious pineapple…

The Missing Piece of Small Groups

Originally published at theologyalongtheway.org on August 30, 2018. Many churches adopt forms of ministry that move people into smaller groups for the purpose of discipleship. These groups are sometimes men’s or women’s Bible studies that dive into a focused, in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Or perhaps your church has joined the ever-growing community group movement, wherein families, singles, young, and old alike meet in small groups to either discuss Sunday’s sermon, study a topic in the Bible,…