Monthly Archives: April 2013

Taking On Fear

Hard to say.  Probably somewhere between difficult and targeted badly comes any answer to the question, What do we fear? I don’t mean a plethora of items…which no doubt could come to mind.  I mean, what do we really fear…when … Continue reading

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Added to my Bucket List

Something for my bucket list that was added this morning:  For our society to move from “You’ve got to be kidding!” to “So what?” The narrative spans more than two decades.  Here’s the Cliff-Notes version. Laron Hall was a high … Continue reading

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When Religion Fires Away

I begin with a sordid experience.  In one of the last congregations I served I received a phone call from a new church member.  Linda and her husband moved to our city, were looking for a “liberal/progressive” church.  Certainly the … Continue reading

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Room for Improvement ain’t full…hopefully never will be.

I have mentioned my valued friend Art Johnson.  He’s a VP for McCoy Building Materials, his office in San Marcos, Texas.  Each Friday he sends a message to each of their more than 10 stores in Texas.  He gives the … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Moment of Music

Church music has inspired me since I can remember.  It began at Zion Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon.  Immigrated Germans [in the 30’s and 40’s and 50’s if you weren’t a Schnell, Deines, Krieger, Miller, Spady, Schmidt or Klein you … Continue reading

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When Life Explodes

I’m still on an athlete-focused moment, flavored with some fantasy.  That doesn’t mean no mention or at worst, indifference [read that, apathy] for what happened yesterday, 4/15/13, in the Boston Marathon. In fact, let me start with that: hopefully investigators … Continue reading

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How to spell wine? Or is it whine? Your call.

Not sure how to write this…and from one view…not anything a minister should offer.  But, I will anyway.  Goes like this:  Some people are always jerks. My primary frame of reference is professional sports.  Well, narrower.  The San Antonio Spurs … Continue reading

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