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From CNN.com… What is your local church doing? (CNN) — As I sat on the White House lawn 20 years ago and watched President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, I knew it was a grand […]

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Here’s something to think about and discuss:  Is the middle class disappearing? From Yahoo! Finance (via HT: BB) The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in […]

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Psalm 24:7-10 is a double-set of exclamations: in both v. 7 and v. 9 the psalmist exhorts the gates to open, and in vv. 8 and 10 the psalmist describes YHWH and his entrance into the Temple. In the flow […]

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Parables sometimes get a bum rap. For too many and for too long Christians have read the parables as illustrations of propositions found more clearly in other texts. So, it is argued, Jesus gives a parable about the pearl of […]

Andy Rowell is a third year Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) student at Duke Divinity School. His primary concentration is Church, Ministry, and Evangelism and his secondary concentration is New Testament. He blogs at Church Leadership Conversations. What are your suggestions […]

Charles Shields’ biography of Harper Lee is baffling because Harper Lee refused to play the game, except she did play the game for a few innings in the early 60s when her famous novel came out and it was made […]

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper ,  suggests the Table of the Lord is for all, and for families, including children.  So, he urges us to consider the Table as a family event. Here’s why: Table fellowship […]

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that […]

This review comes at the perfect time. Though we did a series on Walton’s book when it came out, we are treated to review of the book during a period when this topic is fresh and relevant to the posts […]

This is the 200th edition of Weekly Meanderings,  and we get this nice greeting from a Snow Leopard baby! (And I must be crazy.)   John Frye sees Jesus as a discernment artist. This is a good read and a […]

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