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Discipline of Reading and Study

In the past week, I was challenged by one of my colleagues in ministry to set aside a regular time of reading and study during my day. I previously had not been pursuing this discipline. As a result of that discussion, I have set aside one hour each day to read and study. This project […]

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Ready to Respond?

I had an interesting experience tonight that has made me think. This evening I had a wedding rehearsal and afterward I went out to eat with two of my cousins at a restaurant on the Plaza. I left immediately after the rehearsal and went straight to the restaurant. It wasn’t until we sat down at […]

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How Rich are You?

A post from KC One Campaign brough my attention to the Global Rich List. I was amazed at the result. I knew in my head that myself and many people living in the developed world (even having access to a computer to read this article) are among the very richest people in the world. This […]

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Time and Balance

Last night I heard on the radio that today, October 24, is Take Back Your Time Day. This is an awareness day organized by Take Back Your Time. From their website: “TAKE BACK YOUR TIME is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, […]

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Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines

The topic of fasting was brought to my mind by Gordon in his post: “You Shall Not Live By Bread Alone”. I have pursued the discipline of fasting at several times in the past. I have found that fasting is a discipline that does not necessarily produce fruit in a single instance. It takes the […]

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Transitions

Having been through many transitions personally in the past few months, I was particularly intrigued by the post on the Emerging Women blog – Coming of Age Rituals in the EC. I agree that perhaps there may be more ways in which the church could mark the coming of age of individuals. In some churches, […]

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Into the Future

“Let’s say that instead of the present being pushed into the future by the past, that the past is being pushed out of the present by the future that is constantly rushing in.” (McClaren, Brian. The Story We Find Ourselves In. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. p. 148) I have been reading the The Story We […]

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In the past few months, I have become more interes…

In the past few months, I have become more interested in the emerging church conversation that is taking place in various places within Christianity. I have currently been reading through a series of books written by Brian McClaren. I just finished A New Kind of Christian and am started on The Story We Find Ourselves […]

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Pastorate N-R

Hello out there, this is the first post to a possible Pastorate blog.