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Source: Ten Highly Effective Strategies for Crushing your Pastor’s Morale | When I Survey . . . So why does satire work? Because it is always based in a kernal of truth we don’t want to face. Pastors, enjoy this one.






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How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings. The whole issue of guns, violence, and schools is, if you pardon the word, explosive. In society and among faith leaders, how we should respond to such evil is a quick route to arguments and social positions. Another Lutheran pastor I know posted this article and […]






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“Eating well in America is a class privilege”: Andrew Zimmern on our expanding—but still inequitable—food culture | Twin Cities Daily Planet. An excellent article that caught my attention. Yes, I love watching Bizarre Foods and every now and then seek out some of those items. But here Andrew makes what I think is a profound […]






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Scott Neal’s Blog: Welcome to FPC! Smoking or Non-Smoking?. Reggie McNeal is one of the most creative thinkers and reporters of creative mission in the church today. One idea that we are looking at is here recounted in Scott’s Blog – Cigar Bar Church. I put it out there as an idea and have several […]






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One of the things I enjoy about a week at church camp is the chance to unwind and read. Yesterday I experienced the luxury of reading a book cover to cover – Evolving In Monkeytown by Rachel Held Evans. As a long time reader of her blog, I was a slacker in getting around to […]






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John 19:1-16 (NIV) 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the […]






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A number of years ago I came across a great reader’s theater piece for Lent called CrossExaminations, a reader’s theater series that reflected on the meaning of the cross. Now out of print, I have brought it out of my library to reuse here. However, since we do a 12:10PM short service for working folks […]






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Now don’t get me wrong. I love band led worship that can rock the house. I also have a very deep snarky streak that loves good satire. This clip is just brilliant and is in the style of DaVinci’s Notebook satire of boy bands, Title of the Song. Like anything, Emergent/Pomo/Alternative worship can become just […]






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15 faith-based predictions for 2012 – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs. Everyone has ideas of what we will see in 2012, from apocalypse to renewal to decline. This is an interesting list.






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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists – Trailer – YouTube. This is a fascinating trailer to a movie I’m going to have to check out. I’ve been watching the whole Occupy movement evolve in all its variety and settings – peaceful and violent; articulate and sarcastic; authentic and anarchic. The outcome politically? I’m […]






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