When a Minister Leaves

The Church is a living, breathing organism which is in a constant state of flux. Sometimes that change is subtle and not really noticeable, evident perhaps with a tweaking of how one understands the Gospel or theological principles that finds its way into a sermon or lesson. Sometimes that change is a little more obvious […]

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The Ever-Changing Act of Worship

I love music.  And despite being an amateur I do consider myself a musician. Since the dark days of middle school I’ve played the guitar, and being in my mid-30’s I still enjoy finding opportunities to play. Naturally, and other musicians will understand this, many hours have been spent loitering in Guitar Center, playing guitars […]

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Sandwich Culture

“Sweet and savory. Fluffy and smoky. We combined the best sweet buns in Hawaii with our Texas-smoked brisket to create a sandwich that makes both states proud. Send your mouth a souvenir from Hawaii and Texas without ever leaving Arby’s.” That’s how Arby’s describes their “King’s Hawaiian BBQ Brisket.” I’ve never had the pleasure of […]

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In the Groove

Soccer practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at five. Wednesday is church night. Monday night is yoga where this week we will practice the ever-elusive “scratch my ear with my toes” technique. We love our routines. Even if you don’t see yourself as a “routine type of person,” whether you want to admit it […]

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Making Thanksgiving a Habit

If you can tie your necktie without looking, or have accidentally told your boss “I love you” before hanging up the phone, you can thank your habits. Habits are what we do without thinking, and according to Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, every habit starts with a psychological pattern called a “habit […]

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Book Review: Church History: Volume Two – From Pre-Reformation to the Present Day

Firstly, a huge thanks to Zondervan’s Koinonia Blog for giving away such a fine book. Church History: Volume Two, by John Woodbridge and Frank James III, isn’t the first book on Church history I have encountered, nor is it the largest. I think that award probably goes to one of Everett Ferguson’s massive tomes. Regardless, […]

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