Monthly Archives: May 2006

Buechner by Day

I started to read a new book out by my one of my favorite authors–Frederick Buechner. It is Secrets in the Dark , a collection of his sermons. I usually am able to read through and devour his work, but … Continue reading

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“So I Have Sent Them”

This week’s Gospel reading–John 17:6-19–, especially v.18, is foundational to understanding what it means to be missional. John captures Jesus’ farewell address(Chapter 15) to his disciples and his prayer for them as he was about to be on his way … Continue reading

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Any of these moves look familiar?

Check out this hilarious video –the evolution of dance. The dance is by Judson Laipply, sent by the one Don Feronti, king of the lawnmover dance move. evolution of dance

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Bushisms

I just found this daily posting of Bushisms. Yes, there is at least one a day. Some think this is his strategery, but others think it is because he is the decider.

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Bored at Bat-Mitzvah

Slate’s Deputy Editor, David Plotz, posts on his encounter with the Torah while bored at a bat mitzhah beginning here.

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Marketing or Engagement

As a hospice chaplain, I drive around a lot each day to visit patients, logging lots of miles to cover such a large geographic area. I drive past churches and often wonder what impact each one has upon its community. … Continue reading

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Movements Toward Theocracy

An excerpt from Michelle Goldberg’s new book Kindgom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America, posted on Salon . Goldberg describes an event at First Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove, Alabama, which represents a growing movement toward Theocracy in … Continue reading

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Public Schools

Summer is almost here and, for Baptists, that means it’s time for another proclamation from the SBC on what to be against/boycott for the upcoming year. This always makes for great news to the general public and gives them a … Continue reading

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More of Hell

Conversation continues about Hell as people read Brian McLaren’s The Last Word and the Word After That. I read the book this past year and loved it, though it challenged me greatly. It helped clear up some questions and inconsistencies … Continue reading

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From Ripple to Current

I read the following John F. Kennedy quote yesterday in an email from Seth Wispelwey, Faith Outreach Organizer (Texas/Oklahoma) for the One Campaign and Bread for the World, Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing ONE … Continue reading

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