Monthly Archives: September 2015

BLOG 9/27/15. THE ROLE OF THE LAITY, VIS-A-VIS CLERGY DOMINATION

BLOG 9/27/15. THE ROLE OF THE LAITY, VIS-A-VIS CLERGY DOMINATION It has been fascinating to watch the reports of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, to see the obvious affection of so many for this unique figure. The populace … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/23/15. I WONDER, … IS IT TIME TO RETHINK PREACHING AND SERMONS?

BLOG 9/23/15. I WONDER, … IS IT TIME TO RETHINK PREACHING AND SERMONS? I spent this morning in my favorite coffee shop. Here were the present generation of Information Age adults all equipped with their laptops and cell phones, plugged … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/20/15. ASLAN THE LION AND POPE FRANCIS: NOT TAME

BLOG 9/20/15. ASLAN THE LION … AND POPE FRANCIS: NOT TAME The dismay of some at some of the evident agendas that Pope Francis will be bringing with him as he arrives in this country reminds me of the dismay … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/16/15. “I HAVE GIVEN THEM THE GLORY” … WHAT’S THAT?

BLOG 9/16/15. “I HAVE GIVEN THEM THE GLORY” . . . WHAT’S THAT? The Biblical word glory is a fantastic word, and much used (maybe overused), but it certainly does need definition. I have heard too many people trip over … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/13/15. A WORD ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND ISLAM

BLOG 9/13/15. A WORD ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND ISLAM Anyone who has been hanging around the Christian church for a while has probably heard the classic old hymn: “God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform . … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/9/15. WHEN YOU SEE AN OPEN DOOR, DO YOU STOP AND THINK …

BLOG 9/9/15. WHEN YOU SEE AN OPEN DOOR, DO YOU STOP TO THINK … The entrepreneurs of many of the brilliant start-ups of recent years (Apple, Google, Facebook. Amazon, etc.) all had a somewhat (maybe the word is) brutal insistence … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/6/15. CHRISTIAN FAITH: SET FREE FOR RIOTOUS LAUGHTER

BLOG 9/6/15. CHRISTIAN FAITH: SET FREE FOR RIOTOUS LAUGHTER Years ago friends gave me a framed painting, which hangs over my desk and looks down on me every day. The painting is entitled by the artist: The Laughing Jesus. So, … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/2/15. WHAT IF THERE WAS A CLEAR FOCUS ON THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH?

BLOG 9/2/15. WHAT IF THERE WAS A CLEAR FOCUS ON THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH? Pardon me if I confess that what I see in so much of what passes for the church is a lot of ‘religious stuff’ that … Continue reading

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