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Category Archive for 'Death and Dying'

For those of you who were Wired Jesus listeners and might still be watching this page after two years, a number of things have changed including a move to Orlando back in November to serve a new congregation. Needless to say, this weekend was horrifying and as the effect these murders of LGBTQ people in […]






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“Unless these churches make some renovations, they will eventually be empty.” Source: 7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For A helpful reminder that the church is not the latest fad or a generational preservation society. “You see, when Jesus died for the church, he died for men and women who would function as his hands […]






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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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Nine Rapid Changes in Church Worship Services – ThomRainer.com. Very interesting study, although I would like to dig into the details more. If it is accurate, then it doesn’t bode well for midsize congregation like mine who now have to grow to 400+ weekly worshippers. If you are are worshipping under 100, you are dead […]






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How Does “Dying For Our Sins” Work? – Brian Zahnd. On this end of Holy Week, we as Christians speak of the power of the cross and the meaning of Jesus’ death. This is an excellent reflection on the death of Jesus, God Incarnate, and why his death and resurrection matter.






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The Church’s Frightful Kodak Moment | Holy Soup. Today Sunday worship was cancelled because of a snow storm and my wife got the idea that some house cleaning would be in order. In cleaning out a drawer, I found this – a roll of Kodak film. I don’t own a film camera anymore, haven’t for […]






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Reality Check: Violent Fantasies Don’t Make People Violent. The shooting today has ignited both the news and the blogosphere and the blame game is going to begin, as this article points out. with so many friends facebooking and tweeting their pain and anguish, the inevitable questions of where is God in this and what should […]






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Five Reasons Denominations are Passé | …In the Meantime. Seems my podcast and experience here at Camp is not unique. Excellent reflections by David Lose once again.






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David Lose: Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection. On this Good Friday, here is a great reflection that as Christians, not all of us take the popular Evangelical position of Jesus as God’s whipping boy and this warped idea that God has to kill someone in order to really love and forgive […]






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Robert H. Schuller, wife resign from Crystal Cathedral board | schuller, board, ministry – News – The Orange County Register. Thanks to Maury for keeping me up to date since he lives near the Crystal Cathedral. I guess the end is near and its just vultures picking over the bones. Just goes to show nothing […]






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