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Series offers easy intro to church traditions

By Erik Alsgaard, Special Contributor… Do you know the difference between a pulpit and a lectern? Do you know why your pastor wears a funny collared shirt—or not? And what’s up with “Shrove” Tuesday, anyway? No? Maybe you should ask Chuck; he knows church. And every week, thousands of online viewers are getting answers to […]

The day I almost went surfing with Rob Bell

By Steve Horswill-Johnston, Special Contributor… “Want to go surfing?” The question was posed to 50 of us stuffed in a small bungalow in Laguna Beach on the last afternoon of a two-day unadvertised event with Rob Bell. “If you don’t know how, I’ll teach you,” he reassured. “Sure!” the 49 said. Being the eldest of […]