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Kevin Ward’s Losing Our Religion? (2013) I

The full name of Kevin Ward’s second book is Losing Our Religion? Changing Patterns of Believing and Belonging in Secular Western Society. It develops further some of the themes in his first book, … 819 more words

Minister's Sabbatical Leave

Mainline Shifts towards the next reformation, this time bringing unity.... This is big....Pt. 3

Ok, welcome to part 3 of the Mainline shifts towards the next Reformation of Unity.

If you have not read or desire to remember the previous posts, please go back and read them so you are on the same page, because I will reference the previous posts within this one. 1,077 more words


The persucuted

  Marco ross, former marine turned gerila fighter. He was 41 years old but looked 27. He had his first child mounth erlier.  Many a womem had a crush on him. 515 more words


Mainline Shifts towards the next reformation, this time bringing unity.... This is big....Pt. 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Reformation of Unity! If you have not read Part 1 please do so first to have a background and basis for the continued thoughts in this current blog post. 2,554 more words


Filling up empty space

Several years ago I read about a church that used an innovative stewardship and mission technique with its members. The church conducted its usual, annual stewardship campaign and the church leadership but simultaneously gave money away – to church members! 623 more words

Being A Presbytery Exec...

Orthopraxy Over Orthodoxy: Understanding Bonhoeffer’s Cheap Grace

The very first chapter of TCOD is probably its most famous portion, as well as it’s most co-opted. Every church imaginable likes to talk about cheap grace and the need for costly grace, and they use it to their own context. 1,076 more words


God will not be mocked

Many years ago, Reinhold Niebuhr warned against proclaiming, “a God without wrath who brings men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” 469 more words