Monthly Archives: February 2013

How Is The Church Like a Man With a Singing Frog?

Remember Michigan J. Frog? He was the animated singing frog from a Looney Tunes cartoon. In the cartoon, Michigan J. Frog is discovered by a hapless man during the destruction of a building. In the cornerstone of the almost destroyed … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Old Language

During a recent clergy meeting, I asked a question about how other clergy handle questions from parishioners that convey either a lack of understanding of a sermon, or even worse than that, when a parishioner takes the complete opposite of … Continue reading

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(Almost) Everything I Need to Know About the Body of Christ I Learned at a YMCA Swim Meet, Part 2

Lessons 3 and 4 Lesson 3: Focus on individual achievement in an encouraging group format. The Y does a great at helping kids focus on personal achievement. Those swimmers may very well have not a clue about who won or … Continue reading

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(Almost) Everything I Need to Know About the Body of Christ I Learned at a YMCA Swim Meet

Lessons 1 and 2 (3 and 4 next week) Well, maybe not even “almost” everything, but important lessons about the Body of Christ, as envisioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12, can be learned at a YMCA swim meet.  I’ve … Continue reading

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