Month: January 2012

SERMON from 1-29-12: “Unstuck in Your Family”

  Ephesians 1.29-12   25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves

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#mydailyprayer For Courage to do Justice

from UMH #456 O Lord, Open my eyes that I may see the needs of others Open my ears that I may hear their cries Open my heart so that they need not be without succor Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong Nor afraid to

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A Response to @drjewest — This Might Beat Your Bad Singer

I have had this audio file for about a decade.  It is a really bad singer singing “O Holy Night.”  You may have heard it before.  I have no contextual information about this, but I admire the courage of someone who gets up and does this. Please give a listen–and mind the volume on your

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SERMON from 1-22-12: “Unstuck In Your Friendships”

John 15.7-17 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide

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All The Content, But Be Patient With The View

This is just a note to tell you Notes will be experimenting with different themes and designs for the blog.  This means that you may not see the same thing when you visit my site, but you will be able to see new content and access the entire archive. I thank you for your patience! -Chris

I Have Been Dissuaded By @eJoelWatts and @CSalafia — Don’t Go Dark For SOPA

I should definitely do a better job of keeping up-to-date on my Twitter feed! I find attempts by large corporate interests to infiltrate our lives to be despicable.  PIPA and SOPA are laws that could not only do that, but ruin the internet as we know it. In a stunning turn of events in congress–seeming

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David Barton Is ONLY An Amateur Historian

As a student at Ball State University, I studied history with professors who challenged my pre-concieved notions about what so many had assumed was one way–only to realize that it may very well have been another.  For instance, the world has popularly remembered the wars at the beginning of the last century as separate wars–World

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POLL: “Does Science Make Belief In God Obsolete?”

Inspired by a post from the blog Homebrewed Theology–found here–my Twitter friend Christian Salafia references the website for the John Templeton Foundation and an essay series entitled “Big Question.”  Feel free to follow the link above to find the relevant information, but not before voting in the Notes From The Pastor’s Office first ever poll.  It

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10 Things MLK Said That You Won’t Hear Today

This has been noted by plenty of Twitter users today.  I am sure that many of my Facebook friends and Twitter followers may not have seen or heard it.  So, here it is:

The Speech: I Have A Dream (VIDEO & TEXT)

I guess every blogger who has anything to do with popular culture or religion should be posting this on their blog today. The video of the “I Have A Dream” speech can be found above.  The text can be found below.  I chose this version of the video because the beginning shows A. Phillip Randolph.

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