Monthly Archives: November 2010

So where does the buck stop?

For those of us in ministry, I think we often feel that that buck stops at our door. This article from Alban Institute explores this issue of leadership and management. conversation.aspx?id=9327

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Advent Conspiracy

We are entering (some may have entered already) the season of Christmas shopping… watch this short video and think about what you are doing, who and what you are worshipping Whose Birthday is it Anyway??

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Christmas with a capital “C”!!


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Random Act of Culture

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus is popping up everywhere as we begin the Season of Advent! Here is a ‘Random Act of Culture’ by The Opera Company of Philadelphia at Macy’s

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Ephesians 5:21-33…. Paul’s ‘wives be subject to your husbands’ statement

Scenario:  Your large, urban, 21st-century congregation is composed primarily of wealthy families of mixed ethnic origins. Discuss strategies for preaching on Ephesians 5:21-33. As you do so, pay particular attention to how you will present verses 22-24: “Wives be subject … Continue reading


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One of my favourite blogs

I have finally taken the time to re-connect with my favourite blogs and will share it with you:  

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Church people are the reason people stay with the church

And, of course, it is always important to see the other side… to balance the viewpoint. Here is the link to the other side of the coin:

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Church people are the reason people do not come to church

A blog post was shared with me today and it is an important aspect of the church for us to not only know about but also to consider as we go forward in a time of transition in the church. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day – A Different View again

It is necessary to follow-up my last post concerning comments made concerning the United Church with the individual’s ending post (at least for today) because I feel it is important to finish what you start and to try to provide … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day – A Different View

This morning was the Sunday for a community Remembrance Day service during which we remembered veterans and in particular those from the Korean War. As always the community attendance was excellent — standing room only! Later this afternoon on a … Continue reading

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