Category Archives: Church Issues

Fate & Faith

A true story, with some parts tweaked to protect others… When the economy cratered a few years back, resulting in an unforeseen layoff, Barry spent day after day looking for work. Turned it into a job like everyone said he should. But if Barry’s new job of looking for a job was any indication, he […]

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Update at Cerulean Sanctum – Aug. 2014

Readers have written to ask when we might be seeing new Cerulean Sanctum posts and to check if I’m doing OK. Well… One of the commonplace elements you will find in charismatic and Pentecostal churches is a tendency to “give a word.” Now, this is meant to refer to the charismatic gifts of word of […]

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Rethinking Spiritual Growth

I’m part of a closed group of Vineyard and ex-Vineyard folks who discuss theology on a Facebook page.  Someone there raised the age-old question: How do we measure spiritual growth? For too long this simple question has baffled evangelical Christians. I think there’s a reason for that, but it’s not what it appears on the […]

by Dan EdelenComments (3)

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