“You Are Church”

“It is difficult to love God with one’s whole soul, heart, mind, and strength and not do it in the state of life and environment where God has placed us.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC Putz was famous for saying “You Are Church!” his drive to have all members understand we are equal and we […]

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Thoughts for the digital world. Ponder them over the weekend!

Companies who say they don’t need a strategy, only an operation plan clearly do not understand their customers or themselves. Strategy informs everything a company does. Period! Think of the role AI is playing in creating wealth through mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. Which society best understands AI and the difference it makes? Services are the […]

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Missional Church, Discipleship & ‘Hassle Maps’

Let’s face it: All too often, our quest for discipleship and creating a missional church is a succession of hassles. There’s an endless stream of frustrations, inconveniences, complications, disappointments, and potential disasters lurking in most of our daily experiences in re-missioning and creating discipleship. We all have our ‘preferred’ methodology for creating discipleship and a […]

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Vatican II. Are you there?

This blog and subsequent blogs for the next few weeks, that I will write, will center on the Documents of Vatican II. An event in the Catholic Church with attendance and participation by mainline protestant denominations back in the 1960s. John XXIII, a pope, chosen because many believed, at the time he would be a […]

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Book review: The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth — Patrick T. Reardon

Ken Krimstein’s 2018 graphic biography of Jewish-German-French-American philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt is titled The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth. The cover with its three cartoon-character images of Arendt as a child, as a young woman and as an older woman signals that here is a book that doesn’t take…

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The Baptism of Jesus and The Missing Verses in the Lectionary Gospel Text — pastordawn is a Lutheran minister from Canada with great insights and reflections

While musing on the readings for this coming Sunday, I came across these notes that I made when these readings came up – Baptism of Jesus 2010. I offer them to my preaching colleagues in the hope that we might move beyond the story as it has been read during worship so that we might […]

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