Monthly Archives: December 2004

Churches & Money

While on our post-Christmas trip this week I had opportunity to speak with the pastor of a church that has a million dollars in the bank and receives $14k a month in oil, gas & coal revenues. They’re surrounded by … Continue reading

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Back from 2 Days without Children

We have three great children. I enjoy being with them and doing things with them. But it also necessary to have some times away from them, just with my wife. Each year at this time (close to out anniversary, and … Continue reading

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One of God’s Workers in Ukraine

You have to read this story to believe it. A Nigerian pastors perhaps the largest church in Europe – in the city of Kiev.

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Too Easily Offended

Americans are just a bunch of softies these days. We offend easily and expect everyone else to offend easily. Consider the dispute over Christmas. Christians have celebrated Christmas with gusto for some years. Over the past century Americans have gone … Continue reading

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Doctors & Miracles

This survey demonstrates that a highly educated segment of the population who daily close to life and death issues tends to not only believe in God, but have a high incidence of seeing that God in action.

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Doctrine Irrelevant?

Not surprisingly, some UM leaders thought (they probably still do but I’m sticking to the evidence at hand) doctrine to be irrelevant – as long as growth (and positive publicity?) could be had. Consider this observation in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Doctrine Irrelevant

Not surprisingly, some UM leaders thought (they probably still do but I’m sticking to the evidence at hand) doctrine to be irrelevant – as long as growth (and positive publicity?) could be had. Consider this observation in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Commas, Periods & God

With all the fuss over the major network’s non-acceptance of the United Church of Christ ad, one of their mottos has been receiving attention as well. I think it may be nearly as unhelpful a motto as our UM motto … Continue reading

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The Cost of Non-Parenting

Mary Eberstadt analyzes the social matrix from which so much of the violent youth music of our day comes. She summarizes: And therein lies a painful truth about an advantage that many teenagers of yesterday enjoyed but their own children … Continue reading

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Boundaries, Fences, Inclusion, Embrace

It sounds like Catherine Westerhoff has written an interesting – and high relevant – book on the subject. I think I’ll get a copy and read it.

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