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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Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]

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The Church and Risk Assessments

Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO.  This is the person responsible for the risk assessments.  As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO.  The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not […]

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