Aug 20 2014

Begin Again: Joy in Service

True confession: I do a lot of service work. I focus on working with troubled youth and the homeless. Two populations that can present very complicated issues! It can be frustrating. If you pull the homeless thread, you find the incarceration thread, the mental health thread, the family unit thread, the education thread, the political power…

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Aug 20 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: A Church Crush, Dominoes, And Eschatology

I’ll admit it: a few years ago I used to have a crush on Granger Community Church.Fortunately, I’ve gotten over the crush as Will Mancini and others helped me the folly of trying to be Church Copycat when it’s much better to be Church Unique.But back t…

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Aug 20 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Naked Thoughts on Isaiah 51:1-6 – Clay and Mud.

  Isaiah reminds us that is we want to see a righteous future, we need to look back at out historic foundation. He uses imagery of rocks and quarries to refer to ancestors. He could have gone further back. First Man was quarried from common r…

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Aug 20 2014

An uncommon path: A tribute to Bishop David Russell – Grahamstown

A good friend of my, Fr Larry Kaufmann introduced me to Bishop David Russell in Grahamstown many years ago.  I had the joy of visiting his residence, and praying in his chapel, in Grahamstown.  It was at his home that I first saw the film Bab…

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Aug 19 2014

ponderings: Something Beautiful

This picture has been making the rounds on Facebook the past few weeks. The first picture shows what a child did to a wall. The next picture shows what the child’s mother did to that scribble. The mother had taken a mistake and turned it into something beautiful. God, through Jesus Christ, does the same […]

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Aug 19 2014

Faith, Media & Culture: Ebola: Texting hope and busting myths

Ebola is real. It kills with little warning. Please adhere to health messages to safeguard your family. Let us be in prayer. God is with us. – Bishop John Innis This first text message coming from Bishop John Innis to people in Liberia was not only history-making, but more importantly, it addressed a popular rumor […]

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