Monthly Archives: August 2007

“The Frog in the Kettle”

In his 1990 book, The Frog in the Kettle : What Christians Need To Know About Life In The Year 2000, Christian pollster George Barna introduced a powerful and compelling metaphor for the modern Christian and Church. “Place a frog … Continue reading

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"A Copernican Revolution of the Soul… and the Church"

YouTube helps me once again to be about a humorous beginning working toward a most serious end: namely, our acknowledging and repenting of a “it’s all about me” approach to Christianity, both as individuals and as communities. Yes, we need … Continue reading

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"The Pastor: Chaplain… or Rancher?"

Am struggling with the role of the pastor—and especially his/her role in a “transforming” community. It’s a debate that was kindled well before I came here to Pollard—back to the time when, as pastor of 900-member Chapelwood UMC in Lake … Continue reading

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“Rocking the Membership Boat”

The newsletters of various ministries are ever crossing my desk. I admit, I don’t read them all. (Many hit “file 13” with little more than a slight twinge of regret that I don’t have more time.) Something caught my eye, … Continue reading

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