Tag Archives: Jon Acuff

When Did My Faith Become A Job That Sucks?


Mitch Elliott looked pretty in pink when I stopped to talk to him. That Sunday afternoon included a lot of firsts. My first visit to Warner Park, home of the Madison Mallards (Doesn’t that name send a chill down your … Continue reading

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4 Traits to Cultivate for Community Health


I’ve noticed in my travels four common traits across cultures. To be a healthy, viable culture, I believe all four need to be present. Humor. I exchanged jokes with a Russian friend while my family and I lived in Khabarovsk, … Continue reading

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Does Playboy Influence Your View of Christian Community?


In some ways, fantasy shapes my view of Christian community (kind of like Playboy shaped my young impressionable mind about male-female relationships). And some of my dreams are shaped by Scripture (a better starting place but it still may involve … Continue reading

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4 Qualities of a Healthy Community


For a second time this week, I ask, “Why does the Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal video make me think of Christian community?” Because it demonstrates a loving community that is … 1)      Creative—to me, this is brilliant and fresh. Scripture … Continue reading

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A Plea for More Prayer


“Ceasing from prayer is sin against God.” Andrew Murray makes that bold assertion in his book, The Ministry of Intercession: A Plea for More Prayer. And my response? Ouch! For a little more context, let me add the biblical quote … Continue reading

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What’s Your Pleasure?


“Morning sex on Sunday is better than church.” Bill Maher said that. Okay, I have three things to say in response to Maher. One, I don’t disagree with him. Two, but I see sex and church as two distinctly different … Continue reading

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It Sounded So Simple Until I Got Distracted


In a sermon, my pastor friend Chuck asked, “What distracts you from keeping the main thing the main thing?” To be honest, the list grows long. I’m distracted by … … curiosity and questions … What’s the musical lineup on … Continue reading

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