Monthly Archives: March 2016

BLOG 3/30/16. THE BEAST AND THE LAMB ARE STILL WITH US, ALAS!

BLOG 3/30/16. THE BEAST AND THE LAMB ARE STILL WITH US, ALAS! Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal, has just won plaudits from the editors of the New York Times and many others for vetoing the so-called Religious Liberty Bill passed by … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/27/16. GOD’S NEW CREATION PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGERS, NOT COMPLAINERS.

BLOG 3/27/16. GOD’S NEW CREATION PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGERS, NOT COMPLAINERS. CREATIVE NOT WHINERS, OK? I see myself as a teaching-shepherd of God’s people, and my calling as that of equipping those people to be demonstrations of the whole demeanor and … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/23/16. DO WE CHRISTIANS HAVE SOMETHING TO LEARN FROM OTHERS?

BLOG 3/23/16. DO WE HAVE SOMETHING TO LEARN FROM OTHERS? I received an interesting number of visitors to my last blog on living realistically and radically as God’s children of light right here in this present scene, what with all … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/20/2016. I’M FOR A RADICALLY THIS-WORLDLY CHRISTIAN FAITH.

BLOG 3/20/16. I’M FOR A RADICALLY THIS-WORLDLY CHRISTIAN FAITH That’s right. I’ve about ‘had it’ with detached, other-worldly expressions of the Christian faith that don’t take this world as the object of Christ’s re-creative love seriously. I look at so … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/16/16. THOSE REMARKABLE PERSONS KNOWN AS: ‘CLERGY’

BLOG 3/16/16. THOSE REMARKABLE PERSONS KNOWN AS: CLERGY In my last blog I wore my ecclesiastical gadfly hat and challenged the whole category of sacralized persons known as clergy (or as: the reverend). Now let me reverse the field and … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/13/16. AN M.DIV. DEGREE AND $2.00 WILL BUY YOU A CUP OF COFFEE!

BLOG 3/13/16. AN M.DIV DEGREE AND $2.00 WILL BUY YOU A CUP OF COFFEE! OK, maybe it’s time to revisit the whole concept of clergy (and maybe lose a lot of friends), but periodically I think we need to de-mythologize … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/9/16. APPLE, AIRBNB, UBER … AND THE CHURCH

BLOG 3/9/2016. APPLE, AIRBNB, UBER … AND THE CHURCH Those who think creatively and who think futuristically fascinate me. As someone has said, such creative people “suspend the horizons within which everyone else thinks.” I sat listening in utter fascination … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/6/16. IS THERE A FUTURE FOR OSSIFIED, OR MORIBUND, CHURCHES?

BLOG 3/6/16. IS THERE A FUTURE FOR OSSIFIED, OR MORIBUND, CHURCHES? This is as painful a subject for ostensible church communities as is terminal cancer for an individual. It is the question of the future for church institutions that have … Continue reading

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BLOG 3/2/2016. “WITHOUT BLOOD, OR SPERM, OR EXCREMENT” WHAT?

BLOG 3/2/16. “WITHOUT BLOOD, OR SPERM, OR EXCREMENT” WHAT? This may sound weird, but stick with me here. Somewhere I have misplaced my copy of the wonderful novel Zorba the Greek, so I am resorting to my fallible memory and … Continue reading

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