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The Value of Tradition

I was fortunate to get a Kindle back in February for my birthday, and I have really loved it. One of the unexpected surprises with this new gadget has been the opportunity to read some of the great classics that I’ve never read. The big one I’m working through right now is Moby Dick, which … Continue reading

A New Year, and Few Resolutions

Today has been a good day.  I had the day off of work and took time to do some things that needed doing.   Even though we’ve tried in the past, today was the day we really took off Emma’s training wheels for good.  She took to it immediately and rode up and down the … Continue reading

How to be a Finisher

One of the real challenges I’ve faced is moving from being the sole staff member, pastor, preacher, leader in two congregations to being a member of a larger team.  As a result, I’ve been on the lookout for great information about how to better function on a team. Kem Meyer is the author of one … Continue reading

Bible Study Interests?

One of my ongoing responsibilities in my new position is teaching a fairly in-depth bible study each week.  On Tuesday morning at 6:30, I have been walking through Paul’s letter to the Romans with a group of about 60 men.  Later, at 9:30, I teach about 65 women the same material. We’re about to come … Continue reading

Science and Theology

Last night, our church hosted a discussion on Science and Theology as the final installment of our Living Faithfully series.  As I listened to the talk, I thought it might be interesting to provide some of the resources that have shaped my own thinking in this area.  To make a long story short, I entered … Continue reading

BWIII on Viola’s Reimagining Church

If you haven’t, you need to go over and check out Ben Witherington’s comments on Frank Viola’s Reimagining Church. He really spends a lot of time interacting with Viola’s work, and I think you’ll find some interesting insights here. Ben Witherington – Reimagining Church with Frank Viola, Part 1 Ben Witherington – Reimagining Church with … Continue reading

Greatest Hits

Every now and then I like to go back and look at the views for particular posts.  It reminds me of some of my favorites from the blog, and it helps me figure out how I want to focus my posts in the next few months.  So in the spirit of those musical one-hit wonders … Continue reading

Newfangled Songs…

We played a new song in worship and got the following letter the next week, I am no music scholar, but I feel I know appropriate church music when I hear it.  Last Sunday’s new hymn – if you can call it that – sounded like a sentimental love balled one would expect to hear … Continue reading

Happy Go-Lucky Religion for the Masses

Since my book budget is largely going toward stuff I have to purchase for D.Min. classes, I’ve been checking out a lot of stuff from one of my local libraries. On the recommendation of good ole Nathan Mattox, I borrowed The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally … Continue reading