Hobby Lobby Minefields
Personally, I’m thrilled with Hobby Lobby. If I can’t be forced to fund something incompatible with my “sincerely held religious beliefs,” then I don’t have to fund war and killing. Major decreases in my tax bill, baby! ;-)
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Understanding
“There is a difference between righteousness and self-righteousness. The righteous are humble, the self-righteous are proud. The righteous understand doubt, the self-righteous only certainty. The righteous see the good in people, the self-righteous only the bad. The righteous leave you feeling enlarged, the self-righteous make you feel small. It is easy enough to befriend the…
Definition: A True Friend
How many true friends do you have?
Todd at The Todd Blog asks about “seeker-sensitive” churches. Here’s my answer. Guitar Group My church has a guitar group. Over the last couple years or so, its focus has changed. Beginner focused. When we started the group, most of us were beginning guitar players. We spent a lot of time learning guitar basics: how…
The Evangelism Linebacker
“It may appear unorthodox…” Hat tip: Think Christian.
Blogging the Koran: Sura 1, “The Opening”
The next installment of Robert Spencer’s “Blogging the Qur’an,” “Sura 1, ‘The Opening,’” is available.
Blogging the Koran
Robert Spencer’s post, “Blogging the Qur’an,” looks like the start of an interesting (and long) series. I’ll be reading…
Books: Building a Contagious Church
I’ve been spending a lot of time doing a lot of different things; I’m not sure I’m finishing anything… I recently started the book, , by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. It’s a very good book about communicating ideas so people will remember them. I had expected to be done reading it by now. Instead,…
Jesus Is Just Alright With Me
Another work week is done and another weekend is here. Time to celebrate! And speaking of celebrating, how about a “nontraditional” praise chorus. ;-) Does the fact that this song has relevance in my spiritual life say something about me? Not that I expect to see it for special music at church… I find it…