Monthly Archives: January 2014

What Makes a Church?

Probably because Old South’s Annual Meeting is this coming Sunday, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a church. At Sunday’s meeting, if I were to survey those in attendance, I would probably hear a lot of answers that … Continue reading

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Church and Patriots

Like other churches in Maine, and perhaps in other places too, Old South is considering a change in its governance structure. We have too many committee slots for too few people, with some people taking on multiple roles on various … Continue reading

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Righteous Anger

A few weeks ago I went to see the film Philomena, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I finally figured out why. Philomena is based on the true story of an Irish woman who, as an unwed pregnant teenager, … Continue reading

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What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

In late October of 2008, during a trip to Europe, my family and I spent a week in Rome. During our stay in “the Eternal City,” we visited a special art exhibit of the artist Giovanni Bellini. Bellini was an … Continue reading

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