Month: January 2013

Notes From The Pastor’s Office #10 – “Lessons From A Creationist Textbook”

There was a great article published by PBS, and it inspired me to give it my vlog treatment. Here is NFTPO #10. Three words: fire…breathing…dragons!    

Catholic Church Pro-Life, Unless $ On The Line

A malpractice lawsuit has exposed the Catholic as a fraudulent, hypocritical, money-grubbing cult. One man has sued a Catholic hospital for malpractice in the death of his wife and unborn twins. When the pregnant woman was brought into the emergency room, a blood clot was on the verge of causing a massive heart attack. The

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SERMON from 1-20-13: “Dealing With Disappointment”

This is the 3rd installment of a 4-part series. Check my archives for the previous sermons. Mark 4.35-41 (CEB) 35Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let's cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats

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Notes From The Pastor’s Office #9 – “Hooper vs. Gibson”

The 9th episode of the 2nd generation of my vlog is up and ready for your perusal. I am looking at what two movies have to tell us about “salvation.” If you're a fan of The Passion of the Christ, my apologies in advance. Enjoy.  

The NRA & NAGR Never Give Up Their Fight

One of the most shocking facts about the social media strategy of absolute gun rights advocacy groups – such as the NRA & NAGR – is that they didn't really have to create much new content to continue their fight against any sort of gun control regulations. That is, they didn't have to change a

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Notes From The Pastor’s Office #8 – “Pastor Belly” (VIDEO)

I am on a mission to get in shape. It begins with finding out how to get rid of what I call my “pastor belly.” Actually, it begins with finding a way for a busy husband/father/pastor/student to fit in some exercise. Today, I will begin a workout routine called “10 Minute Trainer.” In fact, by

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Tooley Claims Bible Vague On Modern Issues – @MarkDTooley, @TheIRD

Mark Tooley makes a living ensuring that “leftist religionists” are held to account for the entirety of scripture. With that in mind, you can imagine my surprise to read Tooley talking about immigration reform. He – as usual – uses his platform to ridicule the “leftists,” then proceeds to point out: …the Bible does not

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An Open Letter by @csalafia To The Folks at @TheIRD

My friend, Christian – @csalafia & homebrewedtheology.com – wrote this amazing open letter to the neo-con, Washington think-tank posing as a United Methodist renewal group, The Institute on Religion and Democracy. There is scripture. There is Book of Discipline. It has it all, and should haunt the consciences of all those who inhabit the Washington

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Mr. Tooley (Pot) – @MarkDTooley – I’m The Kettle

In response to a press conference that featured prominent clergy people from across the ecumenical spectrum,¬†Institute on Religion & Democracy¬†president Mark Tooley decided he needed to weigh in on it – as if we didn’t already know what he was going to think about it. ¬†However, he didn’t just go to the point of saying

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NAGR’s Increased Race-Baiting

My friend Joel – @eJoelWatts & unsettledchristianity.com – has commented on some of the racist rhetoric permeating the various gun rights advocacy groups online (here and here). I have been taking on a particular group, NAGR (it is beginning to look less and less like a coincidence) – The National Association for Gun Rights. Here

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