Monthly Archives: November 2005

Perspective Check

How do you know when you’ve got things out of proportion? I was at a high school football game a couple of weeks ago. Just before halftime the quarterback was on the sidelines, and was smiling. I heard an adult … Continue reading

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Things Old and New

Whew. Another year’s Charge Conference behind us. One of the challenges our church faces is our old church plant. We celebrated the centennial of the sanctuary this past spring. The fellowship hall and education building are 50 years old and … Continue reading

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Happenings in France

Rioting has been going on in France for almost 2 weeks now. Why? Originally set off by the deatsh of two boys – they thought the police were pursuing them so they hid, mistaking a transformer station as a safe … Continue reading

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Preposition Problem

The Council of Bishops has just released a “Pastoral Letter” in response to the Judicial Council’s ruling that reversed a bishop’s decision to place a pastor on a leave of absence for denying membership to a practicing homosexual. I have … Continue reading

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The Price of Following Jesus

Last Sunday I preached on the price of following Jesus. Jesus didn’t practice some of the positive thinking recruitment strategies we’d think of today. Instead of just offering a mansion in heaven, eternal happiness and an end to the difficulties … Continue reading

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Improving the Economic Lot of the Bottom 75%

Scott Burns, a financial columnist for the Dallas Morning News always writes interesting and practical pieces, sometimes on personal finance, sometimes on bigger issues. Today’s column was on the declining buying power of the lower 75% of the American populace. … Continue reading

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Orientation and Practice

At the risk of being labeled a homophobe, I have to make a confession here. There is something about the current debate over sexual orientation and practice that confuses me. For many, it seems, once sexual orientation is declared to … Continue reading

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