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December 2009 Archives

Wow, I just finished listening to President Obama's acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize.  I have to admit, I'm familiar with "Just War Theory" but I was not aware of "Just Peace theory."   It takes into account that […]

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34th Street is a place of business & belief (or rather, the struggle to believe).  In the midst of marketing and parades is a little girl who wants to believe and yet is not sure if she can.  The reason […]

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I am… …in need of God's amazing grace. …in need of God's mercy to show up daily in my life. …in need of accountability from others.  Not from those who condemn but those who will tell me the truth and […]

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Remember Tiger's first Nike commercial? As hard as it may be to admit, it is imperative that we realize that this is still true:  We are ALL Tiger Woods! (to be continued)

When Scrooge was told of the plight of the poor and then asked how much he wanted to give he said, "Nothing."  His reason?  There were already institutions caring for the poor so why did he need to get involved? […]

Christianity Today has a good article on the background of "A Christmas Carol":  The Darker Side of A Christmas Carol.

 The little child, "stooped down at Scrooge's keyhole to regale him with a Christmas carol."  Have you ever wondered what the Christmas carol of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was?  What was the song sung to Ebenezer that caused him […]

I'm back from vacation and looking forward to my Advent sermon series:  The Reel Meaning of Christmas. We'll be watching A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street and How the Grinch Stole Christmas together as a congregation on Friday evenings and […]