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Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 17th, 2012

Originally posted at JESUS CREED thanks to Scot McKnight. First , a big “thank you” to Scot McKnight for inviting me to post a weekly reflection on pastoral ministry in this 21st century. Second, a word about my purpose. I am writing very intentionally about the traditional view of pastoral ministry within the current milieu […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 28th, 2010

Meet Rhea. I visit Rhea about once a week with a church member who has been Rhea’s long time friend. Rhea is 84 years old and lost her husband about eight years ago. We were sitting in Rhea’s rooms at a local assisted living complex. My friend, Ray, was inviting Rhea to his upcoming birthday […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 1st, 2010

Milly Bauer is one sharp lady. One day when a friend and I were sipping coffee and crunching on mouth-watering Milly cookies at her kitchen table, she told about a loving practice she maintains to celebrate her love of Don. Don Bauer and Milly were married for 51 years before Don passed away. Each year […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 3rd, 2009

Julie and I intentionally pay attention to church signs that have sayings on them. On Saturday last we saw a church sign: BE AN ORGAN DONOR GIVE YOUR HEART TO JESUS After we rolled our eyes and got over the mental jolt, we asked ourselves what purpose do these signs and sayings serve?  What goes […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 7th, 2009

Has the Western Church squandered her freedom? Visiting Ukraine like I do, I find that I am so pleased to re-enter the U.S.A. We are a remarkable nation with freedom’s unparalleled in the world. Hearing from my Ukrainian friends what their country was like under communism heightens my appreciation for my own nation. Yet… Yet, […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 4th, 2009

Check my FaceBook page for pictures and video. ROTHBURY ROCKS! Julie and I are going went to Rothbury! A friend and well-known local musician, Ralston Bowles, is going to be on stage with Bob Dylan. (Actually Ralston was not on stage with Bob Dylan. Ralston was on the same stage as Bob Dylan. My error. […]

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