Church and the 4th of July

“On a scale of 1-10, 1 completely ignoring the 4th of July and 10 being First Baptist, how patriotic is our service gonna be Sunday??” This was a private Facebook message I got this week from a newer member of Northaven, concerned about worship on Sunday. He was referring to the orgy of patriotic civil […]

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When Anyone Is More Free, Everybody Wins

It’s been years since I felt quite this patriotic on the 4th of July. It’s been years since the arc of American history has bent quite so dramatically toward justice. All week, I’ve had the old Jesus Jones song running through my brain: Last Sunday in church, we recognized George and Jack as the first […]

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