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Christianity a ‘Faded Memory’

The Christian Post reports today that for most young Britons, Christianity is “a faded memory.” This is from a survey of 300 people born after 1982. Most young people in Britain consider Christianity irrelevant to their lives but they are not as hostile towards religion as their parents’ generation, researchers in the Church of England … Continue reading »

Vacation Winding Down

Today, our vacation starts to wind down. We’re going to hike around Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. We’ve had a great time at the beach, Disneyland, San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands. I’m looking forward to being back at church on Sunday, but it’s just that I don’t want the vacation to end yet.

Apparently We Don’t Believe Anything

Another problem with the new PC(USA) web site: apparently we don’t believe anything anymore. Or, if we do, those beliefs are carefully hidden. Now, I’m on record as liking the new look of our denomination’s website. And I’ve already commented, negatively, about a particularly smarmy “reasons I’m a Presbyterian” badge posted there. But I was … Continue reading »

Misson Trip

I’m back from our mission trip! It was a short but sweet trip to the Navajo nation in Arizona. We brought a load (two vehicles and most of a U-Haul trailer) of clothing and small items. These are distributed among the community served by the church in Hunter’s Point. Here is the clothing, being unsacked … Continue reading »

Catalyst Conference Morsels

I like this: “We’re educated way beyond the level of our obedience.” That’s Mark Batterson, of National Community Church, speaking at the Origins labs the day before Catalyst West Coast 2009.

On Judging

Do not judge, and you will not be judged.Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.Forgive, and you will be forgiven.Give, and it will be given to you.—Luke 6:37 In April, a woman named Susan Boyle appeared on a reality television show called Britain’s Got Talent. What happened next made her a sensation, and … Continue reading »

Blogging Takes Another Life

According to this report, Olive Riley has passed away. She began blogging in February of 2007. You can find her site (or not; it’s slashdotted) here. (Tripped over this courtesy Truemours.)