Category Archives: Crap

Heretic: You Have Got to Be Kidding Me

Update:  It seemsMr. Fella is making the rounds of the church folk, trying to solicit sympathy and support for his cause.  I guess the ‘misunderstanding’ had to do with something about the “Second Work of Grace,” aka “The Baptism of … Continue reading

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Negotiating with Terrorists

Dilemma.  Pressure.  Wrestling.  Discernment.   Those words accurately describe the past three weeks. There is this fellow and his family who have recently “come back” to the church I pastor.  He and his wife grew up, were loved and nurtured and … Continue reading

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Mean Kids

What is it about picking on someone?  Why is it easier to critize than compliment?  Why be snarky when you can just be quiet? As I’ve grown older, my hair has gotten darker.  I was a tow-head when I was … Continue reading

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Utter Sadness

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will … Continue reading

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Breathe, Just Breathe

Every year, around my birthday, I take a honest look at my life and reevaluate where I’m going and what I’m doing, what I believe and what I chose to reexamine.  This year I turned 53.  And I decided that … Continue reading

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Can You Repeat That? I’m Not Sure I Got It the First Time.

Last Sunday was an exercise in frustration.  Neither Power Point worship was on the UBS drive (What was the Church Secretary doing all week?).  Add to that the Scripture Lesson nor the Advent Candle reading was in the bulletin.  She had … Continue reading

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Apologetics

‘Apologetics’ is an ironic word, I think.  On the one hand, it means to admit you were wrong.  On the other hand, it means you defend what you believe.  As pastors, we live on the fine edge of apologetics. On … Continue reading

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