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About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson

Emily’s Back

I’m so proud of Emily.  Two weeks ago we were there (boys/Emily’s parents) for her graduation ceremony.  Even in recovery she’s a straight-A student.  She worked hard, took advantage of every training and therapeutic opportunity, and put in the effort.  … Continue reading

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Leave of Absence

It was announced yesterday at Renovation Church that I am on a Leave of Absence for the month of February.  I want to tell you why that is, what’s been going on, and what we’re doing right now. Our lives … Continue reading

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2019: A Year of Community (Renovation Church 01/06/18)

  Someone emailed me yesterday and, at the end of their email, wrote “can’t wait to hear the first message of 2019!” which reminded me of two things: first, this is the first Sunday of the new year.  It’s hard … Continue reading

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Ancient-Future Worship

Here is an excellent summary of Ancient-Future Worship, proposed and propagated by Robert E. Webber, written by Joan Huyser-Honig and Darrell Harris A glimpse from the article: While fewer people today are eager to argue about religion, many “spiritual but not religious” … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree 2018

We got our Christmas tree last night, a room-filling Douglas fir, complete with a few pine cones still holding on after the long ride from the forest.  We can thank German Lutherans for the practice of erecting a tree and … Continue reading

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Preparation: Foresight and Intention (message prep)

Advent 1 – Luke 21:25-36 Year C Renovation Church Sunday, December 2, 2018 Preparation requires foresight and intention.  We need foresight to see that something is coming that will affect our experience.  It is foresight that makes us step on … Continue reading

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39th Birthday Weekend – Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Back Again to Kalamazoo

We hit the road early Friday morning to make it to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  Emily’s folks got me tickets to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, which is where the Ford F150 is built and dreams come … Continue reading

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