Archive for November, 2010

Purposeful Worship

November 28th, 2010 No comments

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we worship? What’s it for? It’s the most salient feature of church life; in fact, people often use “church” as shorthand for “worship.” If someone says, “Let’s go to church this Sunday,” for example, it’s shorthand for, “Let’s assemble at the customary place for gathered worship.” But why would we do that?

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No Podcast of 11/21

November 22nd, 2010 No comments

Some kind of technology problem in the sound booth this weekend means no podcast for 11/22. That’s a shame.

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Scheduled Downtime Monday 11/22

November 20th, 2010 No comments

Hey, if you don’t go there a lot you probably won’t notice, but the church website will be down Monday 11/22 for some maintenance. We’ll be migrating from an offline system called iWeb to a CMS called WordPress.

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Overheard Chuckle

November 12th, 2010 No comments

I just had a conversation with someone, and laughed when I heard this:

Another factor, perhaps overlooked, in understanding why Presbyterianism thrived in Scotland, is, of course, whiskey.

“And all God’s people said, ‘Amen.'”

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Early Christmas Present

November 2nd, 2010 No comments

I got this because it was almost as cheap as Dogmatics in Outline.

Christmas Comes Early

We’ll see how much of it I actually read. With advances in medicine, I figure I have at least 40 years, which would be only 16 pages a month: a veritable walk in the park. Darrell Guder says this is the older translation, which he thinks is the better one. He also says the secret to reading Barth (first discovered by Leslie Newbigen) is to start at the end.

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