Monthly Archives: December 2010

Danger on the Right…Danger on the Left

Should people of God vote as Democrats or Republicans? Wrong question! There’s plenty of danger on the right and on the left! Before any Republican is sworn into the Senate or House of Representatives in January, each one should be … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: Don’t Be Boring!

Martin’s 9 Mottoes for Worship Motto #1: DON’T BE BORING! What? Martin Luther didn’t say that, did he? He came very close to saying exactly that! Luther’s words: “In church we do not want to quench the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Artificial Christmas

Christmas? I stood in Southern California rain watching my children sled down trucked-in snow. The grass under my feet was green and sopping wet. The 40-foot mild slope in front of the church was smothered with screaming children on plastic … Continue reading

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Morality Czar Julian Assange

Charles Finney called sin moral insanity. Consider Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. While Sweden seeks to extradite Assange from the United Kingdom to investigate two allegations of rape, a journalist asked him whether he is promiscuous. Mr. Assange’s reply according to … Continue reading

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Lauren Barlow: Called to greatness!

Hanging out this morning with Lauren Barlow of BarlowGirl, here’s a little of what she had to say: “We are called to greatness. We are called to change the world. “We are called to dream the dreams that God dreams … Continue reading

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Josh Groban’s “Higher Window”

Josh Groban keeps plucking heart strings with his amazing vocal ability. On top of that, the man can write with beauty. Great beauty, a gift from God, tends to point back to God as hinted in the brand-new “There Is … Continue reading

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Divorce and Healing

Denise Hildreth Jones has written a staggering journal of the first year following the loss of her marriage. Here’s a peek from Flying Solo: A Journey of Divorce, Healing and a Very Present God: Introduction “Grief has no etiquette. It … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Window

“The Cross was a window in time allowing us to see the suffering love which is eternally in the heart of God.” -William Barclay

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Apostles’ Creed Jigsaw Puzzle

“If we squeezed the Bible onto one page, what would it say?” That’s what I asked my Quest/confirmation group. “That’s impossible!” one Quester insisted. Then we read the Apostle’s Creed together—the whole Bible on one page. As we survey the … Continue reading

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“Liquor Store Blues” by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars was nominated this week for 7 Grammy Awards. I don’t expect to join his fan club, but I appreciate his honesty and creativity in writing “Liquor Store Blues.” He can teach the Church how to talk about sin … Continue reading

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