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BLOG 7/18/19. THE DEMEANING OF THE DESIGNATION: ‘EVANGELICAL’

BLOG 7/18/19. THE DEMEANING OF THE DESIGNATION: EVANGELICAL The current political scene becomes the more perplexing as a sizeable segment of the voting population are identifying themselves as: ‘conservative evangelicals’. We need to unpack that to see how demeaning it … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/15/19. I AM A CITIZEN OF TWO NATIONS, … NO ALWAYS EASY

BLOG 7/15/19. I AM A CITIZEN OF TWO NATIONS, … NOT ALWAYS EASY. I don’t mind having to pay taxes, actually. Out of my modest retirement income I have to come up with a couple thousand dollars a year. But … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/11/19. POSSESSIONS / MAMMON: THE NAMED COMPETITOR WITH GOD

BLOG 7/11/19. POSSESSIONS/MAMMON: THE NAMED COMPETITOR WITH GOD It won’t hurt us as Christians to surface the danger of wealth, and take a sober look at its dominance as a major force/influence is our current political landscape.  For One major … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/9/19. THE STORY OF BASE CHURCHES AND SOCIAL CHANGE

BLOG 7/9/19. THE STORY OF BASE CHURCHES, AND SOCIAL CHANGE What happens when the church doesn’t have clergy to lean on? What happens when the church has no ‘clergy filter’ between its participants and the teachings of scriptures? Well, up … Continue reading

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BLOG JULY 4TH 2019. “O GOD F EARTH AND ALTAR

BLOG. JULY 4TH 2019. “O GOD OF EARTH AND ALTAROn this July 4th, and with this troubled nation in turmoil,  I send along as my Blog this classic hymn-prayer by G. K. Chesterton as a cry from the heart: “O … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/2/19. DYING CHURCHES IN DENIAL ARE A COMMON PHENOMENON

BLOG 7/2/19. DYING CHURCHES IN DENIAL ARE A COMMON PHENOMENON In the heyday of the Christendom era, it was assumed that the mission at hand was to create church institutions, replete with sanctuaries and staffed by gifted clergy, … and … Continue reading

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BLOG 6.28.19. THE CHURCH: ILLUSION, DISILLUSION, THEN REALITY

BLOG 6.28.19. THE CHURCH: ILLUSION, DISILLUSION, THEN REALITY      A lurking question about the church has to do with what standards do we use to evaluate a church, or to discern our likes and dislikes of a particular expression of the … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/25/19. WHAT IS YOUR ‘APOSTOLATE’?

BLOG. 6.25.19. QUESTION: “WHAT IS YOUR APOSTOLATE?” Did anyone ever ask you that question? Being a good Protestant kid, I never had heard it until I got immersed with Roman Catholic persons, especially in a couple of weeks in the … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/21/19. “THY KINGDOM COME” IS RADICAL STUFF

BLOG 6.21.19. “THY KINGDOM COME” IS RADICAL STUFF For these coming weeks, we are going to be deluged with political rhetoric, often confusing and difficult to evaluate. One thing is for certain and that for the people of God’s new … Continue reading

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BLOG 6.18.19. BY THIS TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS OF OTHERS

BLOG 6.18.19. “BY THIS TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS …” Question: How long do you have to ‘hang out’ in the church community, being taught, … before you are responsible to teach others? How does one become mature and … Continue reading

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