Category Archives: Books

A Home Library

Here is my latest article for our Church’s monthly newsletter, the Courant: This will come as no surprise to most of you, but I’m a little bit of a “book guy.” Although my library doesn’t hold a candle to that … Continue reading

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Applying Life Stage Theory to Congregations

I should start out by admitting: at a very basic level, applying life-stage theory to congregations seems brilliant to me. A number of reasons contribute to this belief, the three most compelling are: Individuals are singular wholes made up of … Continue reading

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The Purity Myth

I don’t do very many book reviews. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve done any since starting this blog several years ago (although I have posted ripped” results of several over the years), but I finished a … Continue reading

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Do you have a blog? Check this out!

I’ll be the first to admit that MOST blogs are drivel. My own often deserves that adjective. Having said that, most of us who blog end up putting a lot of time and energy into our posts and hate the … Continue reading

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STRIP-ing a book

STRIP-ing a book… not to be confused with yesterday’s post on “ripping” a book. Again, it’s something I’ve put together to help me — maybe you’ll find it helpful…. Upon graduating from seminary, new ministers quickly learn that one of … Continue reading

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Ripping a Book

First, I should tell you that I absolutely love reading. The problem is, I don’t always like to take the time to read things I feel like I should read. I could take a speed reading course, I suppose, but … Continue reading

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Vampires & Twilight…

First, a quick confession… I love vampire movies.  I think they’re a blast.  I know; vampire movies are probably “conduct unbecoming” for a minister, but oh well. Having made that little confession, it’s worth noting that I haven’t gone to … Continue reading

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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Any of you who’ve stayed around here for very long know that this blog goes in any number of directions.  Today we’re back to baking.  I LOVE baking bread!  I love eating bread… Minus the potential biblical problems with the … Continue reading

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Hot Cocoa Mix

Winter is here which means that 2 things are a fairly constant reality in my life: (1) I think back on the days when I was a child and considered it slightly embarrassing to heat with wood (something I find … Continue reading

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Good Consistory Meeting

We had our July consistory meeting last night (postponed from last week because of the fireworks we were supposed to have then) and I have to say, the elders’ part was one of the best elders’ meetings we’ve ever had. … Continue reading

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