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Photo Friday - ancient religious sites

Okay so Photo Friday comes a day early this week because I am off to explore Lalibela, an ancient city in Ethiopia. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate these ancient sites. 283 more words


Evangelistic Preaching (Part 12) -- Strategies

This is the twelfth post in a series on evangelistic preaching in Catholic contexts.

We’ve reached the point of discussing how to preach evangelistically in our Catholic context. 331 more words


Celebrate Unity

Ryan and I are two days removed from our trip to Israel.  I was fortunate enough to have a nasty sinus infection set in as we chased the sun around the globe for twenty three hours from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, to Istanbul and then Chicago.   859 more words

Review of "Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter"

Rebuilt fills a huge gap in Catholic ministry books. Finally someone (well two people—Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran) have given a demonstration of what a strategic leadership plan can look like in a parish setting. 420 more words

Parish Highlights

Layer upon layer: the Church of the Nativity

One feature of many of the churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories was that sense of decoration having been applied layer upon layer over decades and centuries. 201 more words

Lutherans and Baptists and Pentecostals, Oh My! (Another Israel Trip Post)

(The third in a series of posts in which I reflect on my “group study pilgrimage” to Israel, February 10-20. Earlier posts here  and here… 922 more words