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My Response to the New York Times article on The Crossing and True/False

Last weekend the New York Times published an article about The Crossing’s partnership with the Truth/False Film Festival. It was printed in the Sunday edition in the Arts & Leisure section, page 29. The online version was published on Friday, 2/21/14. You can view it online here: When the New York Times reporter contacted me

Happy One Two One Two One Two!

No doubt I’m not the first to point out today’s fun-fact date: 12-12-12. And at 12 minutes past noon today it will be 12:12 12-12-12! It happens only once every hundred years. So enjoy. It actually is kind of fun to stop and notice the significance of the moment. It’s what we do at midnight

What Do You Fear Most?

Your life will be controlled by your greatest fears. What do you fear most? Probably for most of us, the answer to that question is some kind of relationship-oriented fear, such as losing the life of a loved one, or getting divorced, or not ever getting married, etc. Or perhaps it’s a financial fear. Or

Question: What Have We Done So Far on the Building?

Some things you’ve seen: An obvious development at The Crossing these last two months has been the expansion of our auditorium and foyer, along with some major upgrades to our audio and video capabilities (more and bigger speakers, larger screens, HD cameras and projectors, video production room, etc.). The video upgrades allow for those seated

Joe Haslag: Seeing The Lord’s Supper Differently Now

Dr. Joseph Haslag, Economics professor at the University of Missouri, is a somewhat-new member of The Crossing. He and I were talking recently about how his views have changed regarding Communion (the Lord’s Supper) since gaining a better understanding and belief in the gospel. I thought his insightful comments were worth sharing with others, so

Why Is Mark In Mark?

Yesterday I received this email from a member of The Crossing:“I’m reading through Mark and wondered if you could enlighten me with the significance of verses 51-52 of Ch 14? They are not in Matthew and I just wondered why they were included, as it seems they don’t have anything to do with the Gospel

A Demolition of Love

Last Sunday I preached a sermon on this passage. Mark 2:1–12 TNIVA few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came,

Critical Thinking In an Age of Doubt

I received an interesting email this morning from a member of The Crossing. I’d like to share it here because I think it raises a very important issue. Keep in mind that I’m aware that the first part sounds a bit self-serving for me to share, but it relates to my overall point and so

Music, My Mom, and Our Brains

Last month I visited my 85-year-old mother in a nursing home in Ohio. For the past ten years or so, she has suffered from some form of dementia (perhaps Alzheimer’s; it’s hard to diagnose). Each time I visit, less and less of my “mom” is there. Up until this last visit, I could eventually get

True/False and the Longing for “More”

Did you see it? It was a longing for something MORE. A restlessness of the heart. A craving for attention and affirmation. That seemed to be the theme of most of the films I saw in this year’s True/False film fest. Only the YoungUndefeatedMarina Abramovic: The Artist is PresentGoing Up the StairsThe Queen of VersaillesSecret