Oct 21, 2010

Redeeming the Sermon

“On the day named after the sun, we hold a meeting in one place for all who live in the cities or the country nearby. The memoirs of the apostles [the gospels] or the writings of the prophets are read as long as time permits. When the reader has finished,...Read more +
Oct 11, 2010

Distant Neighbors Show Us Jesus

I heard that the poverty rate in the US has jumped to 14.3%. What difference would it make if we saw Jesus in the faces and lives of these poor people who wash our feet?
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Oct 11, 2010

Communion Taste Test

In the fantastic archive post, Real Live Preacher tries various communion wafers evaluating them on taste, value, and other issues.
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Oct 11, 2010

When Someone Sins Against You

Mark D. Roberts, director of Laity Lodge, walks through practical and theological advice for what to do when someone who has sinned against you. As a bonus, he includes an actual photograph of a church where people do not sin against each other!
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Oct 6, 2010

Journaling as a Spiritual Discipline

True, it was an old toolbox in a former life, wood dinged with hammer, and I guess it still is, a toolbox for fixing lives there at the end of the window seat. The children call it the Bible Box.
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Oct 5, 2010

Ready Or Not, Here It Comes

Routine in our lives prepares us for the unexpected.
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Sep 28, 2010

What My Toddler Taught Me About Work

My wife and I adopted our daughter, Martha, in China last September. Trans-Pacific travel with a toddler, I learned, is not for the faint of heart. The flight home was a grueling 20-hour marathon, including a 12-hour leg from Beijing to San Francisco. It took Pam and me ten days...Read more +
Sep 28, 2010

Lost in the Legend

Craig Ehlo’s most memorable NBA match was in 1989—Cleveland v. Chicago—in the fifth and deciding game of the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Ehlo played for Cleveland. Chicago had Michael Jordan. The game became an instant classic when Jordan hit what is now simply called “The Shot”—the game-winning...Read more +
Sep 9, 2010

Spiritual Fieldtrip #1

Last week I wrote about my wife and I making plans to take our children on a series of spiritual field trips to worship with other traditions. We’re very excited about our little project. Sunday was our first field trip, and we headed for Saint Sophia, a Greek Orthodox Church...
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