Monthly Archives: July 2005

Some ways of thinking about leadership

In traditional churches it is common to think that everyone should be in on the decision making. The church is a democracy, and all people should be heard. If it’s not practical for all to be heard, then at least … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon – 31 July 2005

I preached on overcoming regret today. We have a tendency to ask “What if?” looking back in our lives. This too often results only in regret or despair. Looking at the characters of King Saul, Judas Iscariot, Peter and Jesus, … Continue reading

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Sky High

I took the kids to see Sky High, the new Disney movie this afternoon. It was light, fun, family entertainment. Though the plot was fairly predictable, the characters seemed to enjoy themselves. As usual, the villians took themselves too seriously, … Continue reading

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Spreading the Democracy of God?

A conversation today got me thinking again (I’ve been told that is dangerous business). We were discussing fleshing out Matthew 6:33: 33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as … Continue reading

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Avian Flu – Are We Prepared?

Winds of Change has an informative post on Avian Flu – a major threat to the whole world, and one sitting right on our door step. Are we prepared? Do we have sufficient medications available? Do we have the infrstructure … Continue reading

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Feed Store Update

I posted below about the fire at our youth building, the Feed Store. Here’s an update in Q & A format. Question: I’ve heard some people asking about the wiring of the Feed Store. How was it done? Answer. Tim, … Continue reading

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GWOT –> GJOT?

Has the “Global War On Terror” become the “Global Jihad On Terror”? Today’s Washington Post reports: The Bush administration is retooling its slogan for the fight against Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, pushing the idea that the long-term struggle … Continue reading

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