Monthly Archives: October 2004

Purpose Driven Life – Day 10

Day 10 is all about surrender. Some really good stuff. Unfortunately, there is also one sappy, sentimental line. “If you want to know how much you matter to God, look at Christ with his arms outstretched on the cross, saying, … Continue reading

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The Lambeth Commission On Communion

The Windsor Report, in response to the American ordination of Gene Robinson as Bishop, and to Canadian acceptance of rites blessing same-sex unions and to the world wide response to these events has now been published. I’m still reading it, … Continue reading

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Glide Memorial UMC in San Francisco

An example of a UM church practicing generic religion. They don’t need the cross, don’t need the bible, don’t need Jesus. But they have Personality.

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Kirbyjon Caldwell Discusses Entrepreneurial Faith

Kirbyjon Caldwell, the pastor of Windsor Village UMC, the largest churhc in United Methodism, shares some thoughts on the role of faith in church leadership. Well worth reading.

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Rick Warren: “Make at least one mistake a week”

Good article on the necessity of making mistakes. Chances are that if we aren’t making mistakes it’s because we’re afraid to. We afriad to step out in faith, or afraid to exercise our creatvity.

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George Barna responds to Postmodernism

As one who has done a fair amount of work on postmodernism, I am always attentive to discussions on the subject, though never surprised when one particular approach to postmodernism (the Neo-Nietzschean) is taken to be paradigmatic of the whole. … Continue reading

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Anglican fractures?

The Anglican church, like many in the west, is facing fracture. The Lambeth Commission report is due tomorrow and it seems unlikely that they can produce a report that will make the Orthodox (most of the Anglicans around the world) … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Act of the Church in Turkey

Christianity Today has a short overview of the history of the church in Turkey. Not a pretty picture.

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Purpose Driven Life – Day 4

Purpose Driven Life – Day 4 The theme of Day 4 is the fact that we humans are made for eternity. We’re made to last forever. If this is so, there are important consequences for how we live our lives. … Continue reading

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Church’s future depends on developing leaders

This article quotes several church leaders speaking to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Let’s start with retired Bishop Joe Pennell: “Every congregation deserves spiritual leaders,” he said. “… We need leaders today who are concerned about more … Continue reading

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