One of the theme’s of BO’s campaign for president that was most enthralling for me was the potential he holds to really bind our country together for the good of the whole. Whether it be the massive investment into roads, bridges, rail, and other infrastructure, or the call for a spirit of volunteerism and service, Obama promises to usher in an era of cooperation that all persons of faith should welcome.
One of the first opportunities for us to link arms with our new president is his challenge to sign the Declaration of Service. Initiated by ServiceNation,
This campaign now focuses onbuilding a national grassroots movement aimed at inspiring widespreadpublic support for increasing voluntary community and national serviceopportunities, solving problems with proven service strategies, andelevating service as a core ideal of civic engagement. ServiceNationencourages all Americans to step forward and take the lead in bridgingour divides, strengthening our communities, and building a more vibrantdemocracy.
I’ve taken the challenge and signed the declaration. Over the coming year, I pledge to volunteer 50 hours or more, primarily as Cub Scout den leader with the Boy Scouts of America. Click below if you will join me and volunteer on behalf of our country, our children, and our grandchildren:
My Blog Has Moved Dear Readers,
After a year with Beliefnet, I've decided to move to my own domain for my blogging. It's been a fine year -- some things worked, other things didn't. But in the end, I'll be a better blogger on my own. My thanks to the Bnet editorial staff; they've been very supportive.
Social Media for Pastors Following up on Christianity21, we at JoPa Productions are developing a series of boot camps for pastors who want to learn about and utilize social media tools like blogging, Twitter, and Facebook. These are one-day, hands-on learning experiences, currently offered in the Twin Cities and soon
Ending Christian Euphemisms: "Fundamentalist" I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical as a stand-in for a particularly thin hermeneutic. Ther
Why You Should Get GENERATE Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good it is.There have been several efforts to begin a paper j