Nov 27 2014

Virtual Methodist: 20 Thoughts for Thanksgiving (and any other day for that matter)

After having been introduced to the phenomenon of Kid President by my #1 son, here is one of my favourite pep talks by him… It starts with “Thank you” so I thought it was appropriate for today…  but personally my favourite is No.5…  A…

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Nov 27 2014

Beguine Again: All Dressed Up with Someplace To Go

The “mythical time” celebrated in all anamnetic rituals, observances, and reenactments embraces all people, all cultures, and all faiths — even including the lack of faith.

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Nov 27 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

Carrying out this social relief work involves far more than helping meet the bare needs of poor Christians. It also produces abundant and bountiful thanksgivings to God. This relief offering is a prod to live at your very best, showing your gratitude to God by being openly obedient to the plain meaning of the Message of Christ. You show your gratitude through your generous offerings to your needy brothers and sisters, and really toward everyone. Meanwhile, moved by the extravagance of God in your lives, they’ll respond by praying for you in passionate intercession for whatever you need. Thank God for this gift, his gift. No language can praise it enough! 


(2 Corinthians 9:12-15 MSG)
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Nov 26 2014

Rev. Brent L. White: On writing sermons: this old dog can learn a new trick!

There was a scene in the show New Girl a couple of seasons ago in which Nick and his then-girlfriend Jess were confessing their deepest fears to one another. At one point, Nick said, “I’m not sure if I can actually read, or if I’ve just memorized a lot of words.” I know what Nick means. A part of […]

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Nov 26 2014

Mitchell Lewis: Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who … Continue reading Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena

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Nov 26 2014

Nikos: Non-Creative Thanksgiving Sermon Titles

Over the years, I have had my share of non-creative sermon titles. I take ownership for my share of lackadaisical thinking in this vital area of the prophetic witness. In particular, Thanksgiving sermons have been known to be breeding grounds for ho-hu…

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