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Written July 17th, 2007 with 2 Comments »

What probably will be the final re-design of Tribe is now complete. I needed a distraction for a few hours and as usual I found the joy that is rearranging Tribe to be more than distracting enough for me and my busy mind. So, it is done. I like it …

Written July 06th, 2007 with No Comments »

Made to Stick

A new friend and Inner Metro Green member recently dropped off a signed covenant letter, a wonderful monetary gift for the burgeoning church, and a great book for me. Events like this are as exciting as a seven year old’s …

Written June 07th, 2007 with 5 Comments »

We are still in the process of moving all of our earthly belongings into our new nest. I sincerely detest - no I hate - moving. I’ll hire a moving company next time; I’m too old for this ridiculousness. I’ll be fairly quiet on the blog until we are settled …

Written June 03rd, 2007 with 2 Comments »

We will be joyfully busy for the next few days moving out of seminary housing. We have a great place in the city. We are loving it! Once the relocation is complete, the IMG Mission will be shifted into high gear. It’s exciting. So is my new mode of …

Written June 01st, 2007 with No Comments »

Transsexual Minister in Baltimore is Approved by the United Methodist Church: “The United Methodist bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Conference has reappointed a female minister who underwent a sex-change operation and now goes by the name of ‘Drew Phoenix.’ Ann Gordon, aka ‘Drew Phoenix,’ is the first openly transsexual minister

Written May 24th, 2007 with No Comments »

I recently met a bunch of dreamers, artists, and writers in Lancaster City. Collectively, this group of young creatives is called The Infantree. I love the moniker; I love what they do. It is artistic, original, contagious, spirit-filled and inspiring. Check out their web site & weblog. …

Written May 01st, 2007 with No Comments »

Seminary is over. I’m waiting to hear from denominational leaders re: the specifics of our church planting venture. So, I’m consequently privileged with the task of finding a creative way to spend a few anxious days of free down-time. So, rather than sitting around with hands and mind lost in …

Written April 28th, 2007 with 4 Comments »

Christopher Hitchens: Karl Rove is an atheist. I think it’s safe to say at this point that fundamentalist Christians have been seriously duped and cheaply used by this administration and its brain. Hat tip: Telic Thoughts. Extra reading: Jeremiah 2:19-25.

Written January 13th, 2007 with No Comments »

HI373 Lecture 10: Notes on Canon, Creeds, and Bishops: In order to meet threats to its existence, both external (persecutions) and internal (heretical teachings, divisions, and schisms): 1. The Church, led by the Holy Spirit, developed an authoritative Book of faith and practice (the Canon of the New Testament). 2. …

Written December 15th, 2006 with No Comments »

Notes re: basic Bible interpretation: What are figures of speech? Figures of speech often involve comparison. Comparisons are often constructed around conceptual ideas re: nature (e.g. rain, water, fire, soil, flowers, trees, animals), human objects (pottery, tombs, clothing), and human experiences (birth, death, war, music). There are other conceptual ideas …