Monthly Archives: July 2006

The Problem of Method

I’m an academic introvert by nature. I love to learn and would be happy off by myself reading. At the same time, I have a call to ministry. My greatest gifts are in teaching and preaching. I’ve learned that teaching … Continue reading

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I had a few moments to spare this evening so I decided to check out the UM News site. I found a link to Annual Conference reports. Curious about what’s happening elsewhere I decided to read a few. The last … Continue reading

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Back from Camp

I’m just back from my annual pilgimage to church camp. The past couple of times I’ve been I’ve worked Senior High camp. I first went to camp at Lakeview in winter 1978. It was a “Midwinter” weekend event. I don’t … Continue reading

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Preaching at the Old Home Church

When people ask me where I’m from I have two standard answers. The first is, “Around.” Since my dad was in the Navy (an itinerant profession) while I was growing up and I am in an itinerant profession, moving is … Continue reading

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Rating Hotels

We’re just back from our vacation trip to a family reunion in Illinois. Along the way we stayed at several hotels. Here are some comments on them: 1. The Super 8 in Geneseo, Illinois offered us a nice, spacious room. … Continue reading

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An Eye for an Eye

A week ago Hamas captured Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit. Now the Israelis are saying they’ll assassinate the Palestinian Prime Minister if Shalit is not returned unharmed. We moderns look at the OT “Eye for an Eye” and think “How barbaric!” … Continue reading

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