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The Resources of Laity Lodge

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Part 14 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

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Lay Ministry in My Bones

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Part 14 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

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Laity Lodge and the People of God

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Part 13 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

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Sunday Inspiration from Pray the Psalms

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Excerpt It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. Psalm 118:9 Click here to read all of Psalm 118 Prayer Dear Lord, even though the presidential elections are more than a year away, […]

Southern California Fires: Some Striking Photos

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The news from Southern California sounds good, as the weather has changed and the fires are being controled. I will never forget when I was in first grade and we had to evacuate because of a Santa Ana wind driven […]

Malibu Presbyterian Church Update

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On Monday I asked for prayer for Malibu Presbyterian Church because their building had been destroyed in one of the Southern California fires. Today I want to update you on what’s been happening with this church. First, the Los Angeles […]

Laity Lodge: Faith, Psychology, Art, and My Wife

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Part 12 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

Why Laity Lodge? Tying Up Some Loose Ends

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Part 12 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

One Reason Why God’s Will is Enigmatic

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Part 11 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

A Request for Prayer

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I want to interrupt my regularly scheduled blogging to put up a request for prayer. No doubt many of my readers have seen the stories related to the fires in Southern California. You may even have noted that Malibu Presbyterian […]

Inspiration from the Pray the Psalms

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Excerpt Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Psalm 111:1 Click here to read all of Psalm 111 Prayer How I wish to thank […]

You Know You’re in Texas When . . .

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Never saw this in California . . .

The Enigmatic Will of God

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Part 10 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

GodblogCon – Now is the Time!

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If you’re considering attending GodblogCon next month, now is the time sign up. On Friday the price goes up quite a bit, so get in your sign up now! With your registration, you also get a pass to BlogWorld and […]

Why Laity Lodge? (continued)

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Part 9 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

Why Laity Lodge?

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Part 8 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

The Problems of Wineskins (continued)

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Part 7 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

The Problem of Wineskins

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Part 6 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

Inspiration from the Pray the Gospels

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Excerpt I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 Click here to read all of John 15:1-11 Prayer […]

My New Haunts in Kerrville, Texas

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I’ve just finished my second week as the Senior Director of Laity Lodge. Though the retreat center itself is out in Hill Country near Leakey, Texas (population approx. 350), my offices are in Kerrville, a town of about 22,000 people […]

Stewardship and My Sabbatical

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Part 5 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

Stewardship and My Session

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Part 4 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To read this series, Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God, from the beginning, […]

Stewardship

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Part 3 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series It might seem strange that I’m talking about stewardship in the context of explaining why I have […]

The Beginning

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Part 2 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I could begin telling the story behind our move to Texas at several different places. I could […]

Why Move? An Introduction

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Part 1 of series: Why Move? Stewardship, Wineskins, and the Enigmatic Will of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you know that I’ve just left my position as Pastor […]

Sunday Inspiration from Pray the Psalms

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Excerpt For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Psalm 97:9 Click here to read all of Psalm 97 Prayer You are more worthy, more glorious, more beautiful, more valuable, […]

Some Things I’ll Miss About California, Part 4

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Yes, I’ll miss California’s ocean, and the High Sierra, and preaching to my congregation at Irvine Presbyterian Church. I’ll miss the Regatta Café, my favorite restaurant, not to mention In-N-Out Burger. (My taste in food runs the gamut.) I expect […]

Some Things I’ll Miss About California, Part 3

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Preaching at Irvine Presbyterian Church. I’ll miss preaching to what was for sixteen years my congregation. (Photo below: a pan of the congregation on my last Sunday at Irvine Pres.) Preaching is a huge privilege. The chance to study God’s […]

Texas Scenes

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I grew up thinking that all of Texas was flat, hot, and dusty. Oh, and I suppose you could add, humid. To be sure, there are parts of Texas that are all of the above. But I’ve been amazed by […]

Driving . . .

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I haven’t had opportunity to blog today. Had too much fun driving from California to Texas. Just over 1300 miles. Can’t even write a complete sentence today. Here are a couple of photos. Saw lots of this. And this. Yes, […]

Some Things I’ll Miss About California, Part 2

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Yesterday I wrote that I will miss the Pacific Ocean. That’s surely true. But my favorite part of California isn’t the coastline, but rather the High Sierra. I have loved hiking in these magnificent mountains, either by myself, or with […]

Some Things I’ll Miss About California

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that, after sixteen years, I have just finished up as pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in California. As of today, I am officially the Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
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