Aug 30 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Some Randomly Not Necessarily Connected Thoughts

August is almost over and we are now in another Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. I find the end of summer to be somewhat depressing. I love summer! However, I do find autumn to be a pleasant time of year. The changing seasons are a r…

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Aug 30 2014

Seedbed: Jeremy Steele on the Youth Ministry Collective

Our new Youth Ministry Collective has been going strong for over a month now. Watch Jeremy Steele describe the vision behind the collective and extend the invitation for you to join! You’ll also find a link to his new book, Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry.

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Aug 30 2014

Begin Again: Time to Rest and Be Still for Sabbath

Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and softly rest on your shoulder. ~ David Thoreau

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Aug 29 2014

everyday theology: I cannot even imagine.

On our way home from a vacation week in Galveston, we stopped at a Chick-fil-a.  Unsure what the muzak was that I was hearing in the background, I listened more closely than is probably ever intended by the purveyors of such. It was “I Can Only Imagine,” the slowed down, instrumental version.  Felt odd to […]

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Aug 29 2014

Big Circumstance: Sermon: How To Deal With The Problem Of Popularity

Sorry I haven’t (so far) been able to post last Sunday’s sermon, the first after my summer holiday. I have some computer problems. If I can post it when those issues are resolved, I will. In the meantime, here is the latest sermon in the series on Acts for this coming Sunday. Acts 14:8-20 The […]

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Aug 29 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Jesus, What Big Teeth You Have!

christ of patience x-rayReal Chompers! Jesus Statue Has Human Teeth

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer
August 18, 2014 08:03am ET

A Jesus statue that has lived an unassuming life in a small town in Mexico for the last 300 years has been hiding a strange secret: real human teeth.

Exactly how the statue of Jesus awaiting punishment prior to his crucifixion got its set of choppers is a mystery.

But the statue may be an example of a tradition in which human body parts were donated to churches for religious purposes, said Fanny Unikel Santoncini, a restorer at the Escuela Nacional de Restauración, Conservación y Museografía at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología E Historia (INAH) in Mexico, who first discovered the statue’s teeth.
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The story is here.

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