Monthly Archives: June 2005

Healthfully Handling Employees

Several years ago – before the crash of the dot coms, I subscribed to Fast Company. Though the magazine has gotten much thinner of late, it is still putting out interesting articles on organization and leadership – and from the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Fruit

We saw great natural beauty on our trip. For me, the highlight of the trip wasn’t seeing nature – or going to Disneyland. Rather, it was seeing fruit. I led the youth of Fountain Valley First United Methodist Church for … Continue reading

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Curious Place

DSCN0175 Originally uploaded by rheyduck. While on our California trip, we stayed with some friends in Tiburon. We’d gotten the idea the community was an expensive place to live (real estate prices average well over a million – and this … Continue reading

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Churches as Potential Government Profit Centers

Donald Sensing comments on the recent Supreme Court Kelo ruling on government seizure of private property for the benefit of others. I haven’t read the ruling, but from what little I’ve heard it sounds horrible. UPDATE: Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Automatic Theological Labels

Blogging has been slow because of my vacation to California. Just ran through a theological test though. Here are my results. Nothing shocking. You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s … Continue reading

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Return from the Pill Culture?

The irony overwhelms me. “Scientists” or “experts” or whoever comes up with these things have an astounding new discovery. Behavioral therapy can significantly reduce the need for medication for ADHD Haven’t parents known for years that behavioral therapy has great … Continue reading

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Episcopal Candidate?

We had a guest preacher lead our morning Bible Studies at Annual Conference this year. While she did a good job, I couldn’t help but think that she was increasing her visibility toward a run at the the episcopacy in … Continue reading

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Mission Trip Reflections

“Here we are, entertain us,” wrote Kurt Cobain, claiming to identify the shallowness being bred into the young among us as our media culture thrived in the early 1990s. This is being written in Hamburg, Arkansas. I am one of … Continue reading

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Learning from the Weaknesses of Others

I tell my kids to try to learn from experience. I also tell them it’s usually cheaper to learn from someone else’s experience than from your own. In this piece, Tarek Heggy lists some weaknesses of the Arab Mind. Being … Continue reading

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Church Funding

The Times of London talks about the financial crisis in the Church of England. According to their figures, the biggest single expense – 4 times larger than the second largest – is clergy pensions. I understand the idea of taking … Continue reading

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