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“Do not be afraid, for I am with you”

I remember growing up being terrified of my basement. It was unfinished- uncarpeted stairs and floors, random poles everywhere, medieval washer and dryer, and some creaky exercise equipment.  Unfortunately, it also housed the foosball table.  If I wanted to engage in some competitive leisure, I had to venture down to the basement. What definitely scared […]

Small Groups Are Not The Answer

Everyone is doing it. It’s the latest thing. It’s the answer for this generation of Catholic ministry. Small groups! All I’m hearing at conferences is “you have to start small groups.” Campus ministries and many parishes around the country are buying in. It’s at the core of the EC’s methodology for evangelical ministry, but it’s […]

Pope Francis is an Evangelical! Part I

It shows in everything he says and does – Francis’ pontificate exemplifies what it means to be both evangelical and Catholic. As many know, “evangel” means “good news.”  Followers of the EC will have heard us stick “ical” on the end of the English translation to make “goodnewsical.” People sit up, attention arrested, because when […]