Monthly Archives: June 2005

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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Worshiping in Nature

Tod Bolsinger has a good discussion of people who claim they “worship” on the golf course, at the beach, or in the mountains. He says these folks are confusing worship with inspiration. Both are good, both are useful. But inspiration … Continue reading

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