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on your marks, race, starting line, starting pointI’ve been thinking a lot recently about Dr. Gerald Mann, the pastor of Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas where I visited several times. He made an impression on me.

His story is filled with up, downs, crashes and triumphs. He built a small church of a few dozen members into one of the nation’s mega-churches. He’s always found himself at odds with his Baptist denomination. He left Austin’s most liberal Baptist church and formed a church that mostly stays out of politics and social issues and focuses on serving singles, divorced people and others bruised and battered by churches. (more…)

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