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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 2, Marriage Officiant

Marriage as solemnized in the United States, in most cases, may disturb me more than the wrangling over marriage equality. It would be wrong to assume I believe the discussions over marriage equality should be muted as somehow unimportant. (more…)

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Legitimizing Power, The Poor, and Jesus

What symbols get used to legitimate power? Maybe The Whitehouse is used by some to legitimate democracy in a Country where it appears we are ruled by an Oligarchy. (more…)

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Until Next Year, Lilly – Friday Photo

Our recent record setting cold quickly took its toll on Fall colors. Almost overnight reds and yellows turned a dull brown. (more…)

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Value Added to Life

One must be careful how he or she uses their platform. Accolades may be percieved as bias. So consider this what I would have said.

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Some Come Early – National Prematurity Day

Some who come early do not get to stay long. Generally being early means a good seat. When it comes to prematurity, an early arrival may mean not staying long, if at all.

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Christmas As Therapy for the Church

Would Christian churches cancel services on Easter Sunday? Are you kidding? That would be akin to the United States canceling Independence Day celebrations. Question many Christians’ celebration of those two events and said group would “Occupy” in a way that would make the Arab Spring merely a blip on the radar of history. In some circles you need but question Independence Day celebrations on Sunday to experience a plague of Mosaic proportions. Just ask my “former-pastor” brother.

Yet, for at least two months, Christian churches have considered what to do about services when Christmas falls on Sunday. Ed Stetzer began crowd sourcing on his blog on October 27. “What does your church plan to do?” Research conducted by Lifeway noted that at least 90% of pastors surveyed were planning worship on Christmas Day this Sunday.

The thought of not having services on Christmas never crossed my mind. Read More

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