Monthly Archive: September 2013

Links! 147

Links!

Rise of the tiny church and no cost clergy…. Teaching people to “reinterpret” the scriptures gay boundaries… On being a mother… A definition of “church”… Another attempt to mobilize the church in one political...

Things I Think 92

Things I Think

1. It seems that there is nothing more futile than seeking real clarity on political issues. I’m not sure if this is because our world is now so complex that it defies simplicity of...

Prayer & Praise 13

Prayer & Praise

You God toward whom we pray and about whom we sing, and from whom we claim our very life. In your presence, in our seasons of ache and yearning and honesty, we know our right names....

Plant This 232

Plant This

The following is a true story. Many years ago, WalMart was building a new store in our small town. Before they opened, two representatives of the corporation stopped by the local pharmacy and informed...

Links! 153

Links!

The extinction of Christianity in the Middle East… The problem no one wants to talk about…. Understanding child abuse and neglect… Most Americans believe in existence of Satan…   Eating, Body Image, and the...

Things I Think 164

Things I Think

1.“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as...

Prayer & Praise 10

Prayer & Praise

We are fearful folk, and we dwell in the midst of a fearful people, fearful of our world falling apart, in terror and moral decay, fearful of too many “dangers, toils, and snares,” fearful...

Open Blogging 43

Open Blogging

Janette Smith Manderson, the daughter of Pastor Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, has issued an urgent prayer request for her father,who is battling lung cancer. In a message posted...