Monthly Archives: June 2012

Umm……NO COMMENT POSSIBLE


Years ago, a Methodist minister offered up something similar, though with much fewer vestments and ritual.  Just the Words of Institution, non-alcoholic grape juice of course, with the emphasis on “do this in Memory of me”.  Other than this, I … Continue reading

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WELL WORTH WATCHING – EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT CELTIC


What a fun song and fun to watch!!!!    DON’T MISS THIS ONE !!!      Place in the Choir THIS IS GREAT Watch Celtic Thunder, It’s not bluegrass but the music is close. Check out the young guy on … Continue reading

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The paragraph below is posted in the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Home | Offices | Bookstore | Contact Us | Share | Subscribe Buscar / Search:  The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMED OR TRANSFORMING?


Sometimes we pay attention to warnings, and other times we miss them, or ignore them in favor of our on ideas. For several week I have been pondering cultural transformation and its impact on churches and individuals.  As you can … Continue reading

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AN EVANGELICAL LOOK AT THE EVANGELICAL FUTURE


This article is 3 years old.  We can see the beginnings of what he predicted occurring. It is depressing when one is an Evangelical.  It is  less so for Christians who have staked their future with orthodox Christian understandings and … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH OF EVERYBODY? POSSIBLE? Hmmm……


June 17, 2012 By Fr. Dwight Longenecker One of the jokes when I was a member of the Church of England was that “C of E” stood for: “Church of Everybody”. It was an ambiguous joke–on the one hand poking … Continue reading

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EVANGELISM OR SHEEP STEALING? TEAR DOWN OR BUILD UP THE CHURCH?


Evangelism has been a hallmark of Christian life throughout the centuries. One of the problems which has occurred is how we define effective versus hurtful evangelism. Historically, evangelism has most often been reduced to an individual prism. This has been … Continue reading

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ORTHODOX METROPOLITAN ADDRESSES NORTH AMERICAN ANGLICANS


The Anglican Church in North America is meeting in annual session.  The Missionary Society of St. John to which I belong is affiliated with the ACNA. Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church n America gave a seminal address,reprinted below. Fr. … Continue reading

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HOW TO SPOT A LUTHERAN


Once upon a time I was a newborn babe amidst a Methodist sea. While in college a pert Slovak coed walked across my path and I responded in a time honored male way.  I began to follow her. I was … Continue reading

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A POLITICAL FOOTBALL TRANSFORMED INTO A DEEP AND WIDE RECOGNIZING OF WHAT HONOR IS


What happened here, I confess, sort of surprised me.  Patriotism has become in this election cycle a political football.  So when I read what happened for the these veterans of WWII as they arrived, I was profoundly moved.  This shows … Continue reading

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