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Do Not Be Alarmed

November 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Do Not Be Alarmed · Faith and the City

The church, my friends, has an image problem. In recent months, the boards of FAPC have been actively discussing the challenges faced by contemporary Christian communities.  The most significant concern faced by churches across this country is the increasing number of Americans (especially young adults) who say that they “believe in God,” yet are turned […]

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The New York Stress Exchange

February 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on The New York Stress Exchange · Faith and the City

This past Wednesday, I asked my barber, a quiet Italian guy at this classic, red-and-white twisty pole, barbershop on Lexington, what he thought about stress.  “Peter, what gives people stress?”  After a few more snips, he responded, “Too much work, and not enough work.”  I thought that was a pretty good answer. Later the same […]

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