Monthly Archives: November 2008

Remember Who You Are…

Gearing up for January/February’s series on “The Sacred Romance” — wherein we affirm the Gospel as the ultimate love story (in which we are focal characters)… Ours, though, is the curse of forgetting: forgetting the overarching story (i.e., the “metanarrative,” … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: Music Hath Charms to Soothe the Savage Breast

you-tubing today… believe it or not, it’s a part of my worship design work… hey, someone’s got to do it! had me returning to one of my favorites: Connie Talbot taming the savage beast, [American Idol’s] Simon Cowell… get a … Continue reading

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"Here’s to You, Jesus… and the Outsider!": Reflections on Christian "Social" Drinking

.[23]”Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. [24]Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others… [31]So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the … Continue reading

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Pioneers vs Settlers

In view of this Sunday’s sermon (on “A Risk-Taking Church”)–a sermon which will draw upon imagery from the commentary on the church which is Wes Seeliger’s Western Theology, I have decided to include the following summary. (This summary itself is … Continue reading

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Beyond "Buffet Christianity"

“It just makes you feel good inside”: the pitch of a local church I won’t name (though I suspect many of you know of whom I write… still, not naming it has a way of making the point that I … Continue reading

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