Month: April 2012
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Journey of the Cross 3: Angus t

 

I don’t care much for animals living in my home, but he’s okay. Here he is with the cross…

I Have Worn Down @TheIRD – My Newest Twitter Follower

Above, you see the logo for the ecumenical think tank – but mostly UMC – Institute on Religion & Democracy.  Also pictured, is their President, Mark Tooley.  Over the last couple of months, I have been critical of them as neo-conservatives who are indistinguishable from any major national Republican party organization.  I have not been

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SERMON from 4-29-12: “I AM the Good Shepherd”

John 10.11-18 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand

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Journey of the Cross 3: In the Midst of Decay…

This one is from right near the railroad tracks that are in JOTC 1.

General Conference 2012 – #GC2012 – Highlights from Twitter

For those of us who are United Methodists, it is of significant importance to note that our legislative body is meeting in Tampa, Florida this week. For 40 years, the different issues surrounding the LBGTQI community will be under consideration–with differing and contentious results.  Also, a church restructuring plan is under consideration–endorsed by and fought

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Journey of the Cross 2: In Ella’s Hand

On our walk home from the railroad tracks, Ella wanted to hold the cross. This picture took itself.

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Journey of the Cross 1: The Abandoned Tracks

I took this while on a walk with my daughter, Ella.

INTRODUCING! A New Segment: ‘Journey OF the Cross’

This… …is the official cross of my blog.  Not that the cross could be classified as being “official” for anything other than salvation, but this is the cross that will be most widely used in my blog. How did this cross come into existence?  Well, Emily has an addiction to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.  She

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The Yarmulke Experiment: 7 Days of Showing Reverence to God

As of 3pm on Wednesday, April 25, I am wearing a yarmulke.  I will be done next Wednesday, at the same time.  This is for the purposes of fulfilling an assignment in my inter-religious class.  The options were following kosher or halal food laws, or wear a head covering.  As I am addicted to the

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Romney vs. Obama: I Cannot Handle Another ’08, But That’s What’s Gonna Happen

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, first.  I am a husband, father, pastor and student, as well.  I love the study of history.  I also understand my role as a Christian to be to attempt to prepare people for the reign of God in the next life–as well as facilitating it in this one,

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