Month: September 2011

Reverse Critique Or, How Our Children Expose Us

“We are going to look for another church.” The words stung the young pastor. He was quite unaware of how to proceed. Should he confront the members on their way out for some explanation? Would it be polite to ask what happened to were considered good friends and church … Continue reading

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Rough Trail

Two of my best friends have know idea what lies ahead of us. Captivated by the beauty of the dense Forrest, the various streams and rock formations, and the trees reaching to the skies betray how our hike would end.

Paul and Trent – they are my brothers, and … Continue reading

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Series Interrupted – Surgery Day for Cohen

I will pick up with the recent ongoing series on the other, scary other, and those not in the hallway.

Today we are at Children’s for Cohen’s surgery.

He is doing well. They are updating us every hour.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.… Continue reading

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What About Those Scary Others Not in the Hallway? Or, There Still More to Learn

“What is a Southern Baptist doing reading Walter Brueggemann?” The email questioner was a fellow Southern Baptist pastor. From his perspective Brueggemann was not on the approved reading list for those in our tribe. I politely replied and kept reading. In my last post I was hopeful to disabuse … Continue reading

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