Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reformation Day

October 31st is somewhat unique- a 2 for 1 holiday special.  Hallowe’en shares the date with the less oft’ celebrated Reformation Day.  Although some propose Reformation Day celebrations as an alternative to Hallowe’en activities (see here) I would argue Reformation … Continue reading

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Salvation again

I read this post this morning which got me thinking about things again.  Russell Moore of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary speaks of our marking of the day we were “saved”.  He remembers his (it’s today, hence the post).  Others don’t. … Continue reading

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The Visionary*, article: Fall issue

 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;     wisdom and power are his.  He changes times and seasons;     he deposes kings and raises up others.  He gives wisdom to the wise     and knowledge to the discerning.  He … Continue reading

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One week from today is hallowe’en.  This means two things- 1. Christmas stuff is now out in the stores.  Not sure why… just odd.  2. Churches will argue over whether to reject the pagan practice or open up the church … Continue reading

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Why the blog fell silent…

My wife and I are now proud parents of two gorgeous little girls.  Our second arrived Sunday morning (convenient, eh?- just like a pastor’s kid).  Seeing birth is astounding to me; how a woman’s can do that- my petite wife pushing a … Continue reading

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Proof that teens are idiots?

Found a great post over at the Cardus blog, posted by a father of teen-agers, with some important considerations for youth ministry.  Studies have shown that teen brains work quite differently from adults, and the judgment centre is among the last … Continue reading

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Sukkot Blessing

Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Sukkot the Jewish Festival of Booths (Tabernacles), marking the forty years of wandering in the dessert. 33 The LORD said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Festival of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving postscript

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  ~I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Every second Saturday of the month at Centre Street is the Men’s Breakfast.  So, bright and early, there we were, … Continue reading

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The tribe has spoken?

It’s election day… I’m headed to polls soon, still undecided… undecided mainly because I don’t like my options, and can’t decide who is least likely to fail to follow through.  They all claim to know the secret key to fixing … Continue reading

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Is this thing on?

What does it mean when you construct a sermon which is meant to be intentionally controversial, and no one seems to be offended or even has questions?  I ask because this past Sunday I was preaching on a passage which … Continue reading

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