Transformation

Linus’ Blanket, Peterson’s Bully, and Liturgical Escape

Amidst the various characters tossing bean bags, shooting angry birds, and many other games played during our Fall Festival, I noticed little Charlie Brown. Patty remarked that we should have recorded the annual replay of Charlie Brown’s, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and keep it for Cohen … Continue reading

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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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The Scary Other, Or If You Are Not For Me You Are Against Me

Yesterday, Alan commented on my recent post on “Risking the Ethics of Critique.” He did not understand why someone of John Piper’s stature would feel┬áthe need to engage Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost so negatively after reading only a paragraph of a referenced book. Maybe, he … Continue reading

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Reflective – Thoughts of Nan

Often when we lose a loved on to death we console ourselves with talk of “eternal destinies.” You would expect as much from a Pastor. But, I confess that most of my thoughts have been about living not dying.

It is not that I am in denial. After all, … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

If you have not clicked on and viewed this week’s “Weekly Video,” consider taking the less than five minutes to do so. One of my current favorite authors is dubbed into the video from a talk he gave. In our highly socialized, Facebook, world, he really asks us to … Continue reading

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