Monthly Archives: February 2016

BLOG 2/24/2016. ON A PERSONAL NOTE: BLACKNALL MEMORIAL CHURCH

BLOG 2/24/2016. ON A PERSONAL NOTE: BLACKNALL MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION As my Facebook friends discovered, I celebrated my 88th birthday last Sunday. That’s a long time to live. It is also is filled with fascinating memories, joyful and … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/21/16. POLITICS, THE CHURCH, AND THE GIFT OF RE-IMAGINING

BLOG 2/21/2016. POLITICS, THE CHURCH, AND THE GIFT OF RE-IMAGINING In the omni-present political reporting during this presidential campaign season, there is the editorial observation that Generation Z (or the iY Generation) is tending to forsake Hillary for Bernie for … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/17/16. “MUST’VE BEEN BITTEN BY A RABID FUNDAMENTALIST!”

BLOG 2/17/16. “MUST’VE BEEN BITTEN BY A RADID FUNDAMENTALIST!” The erudite and humorous church historian, Richard Lovelace, with his gift of metaphor, once sought to explain why some folk were so antagonistic to the Christian faith and to the Christian … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/14/16. THE CHURCH IS ALWAYS HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE

BLOG 2/14/2016. THE CHURCH IS ALWAYS HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE There is something awesome (and maybe a bit humorous) about the meeting this past week of the heads of the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox churches. Here were the leaders of two … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/9/16. CAN OLD TRADITIONAL CHURCH INSTITUTIONS BE RE-CYCLED …?

BLOG 2/9/16. CAN PROUD OLD TRADITIONAL CHURCH INSTITUTIONS BE RECYCLED INTO TRUE AND VITAL COMMUNITIES OF GOD’S NEW CREATION? Michael Frost, the splendid Australian missions and theology resource has done a study in a book entitled Incarnate: The Body of … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/7/2016. “BLESSED ARE YOU POOR.” DID JESUS REALLY SAY THAT?

BLOG 2/7/16. “BLESSED ARE YOU WHO ARE POOR.” DID JESUS SAY THAT? Politician, advertisers, preachers, (and bloggers such as I) tend to avoid anything that is not going to be positively received by their readers, or listeners. They want to … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/3/2016. “NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD …'”

BLOG 2/3/2016. “NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD …’” Mercy! There has been such a proliferation of ‘god talk’ in this presidential campaign, along with unconvincing candidates hanging out in churches, … then there is the press corps … Continue reading

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