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Thoughts on Two Services: Part 2-Unity

Just about everyone gets emotionally charged up about 'style' in our discussions of worship, especially when discussing the possibility of going to multiple services, each with a different style.  After almost ten years of having these discussions, I really can't get too fired up about questions of style...I freely admit that . . .

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August 27, 2007

Thoughts on Two Services: Part 1-Style

Well, I suppose it was inevitable...our church is having discussions on worship style and the feasibility of splitting into "two services, one church." As one who has seen firsthand what this move yields, regardless of the motivation, I'm totally against it for a number of reasons. The bottom line is simply this, no matter how . . .

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August 26, 2007

Amusement (30 July)

NASA is in trouble again, this time for flying drunk astronauts on the Shuttle and/or the Russian Soyuz. Seems like every time I leave town, something bad happens here...but before we get back to too much seriousness, I thought you'd enjoy Leno's hilarious take on the 'Kennedy Space Center.'  Enjoy!!

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July 30, 2007

“...journey on in joy!”

The day has arrived!  We'll soon be heading off into the wild blue yonder toward Paris and then on to Kiev.  There will be no more blogging here for a please check out the happenings of our trip over on our adoption blog, Наша Пригода / Our Adventure.  Cheers!


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July 09, 2007

Amusement (7 July)

With our trip coming up in less than 48 hours, it's definitely time for a little levity and a-musement around here!! In keeping with a Ukrainian theme, I found this Ukrainian Army recruiting video on YouTube that is pretty funny. The video itself is a trip, even without understanding a word of the language...but I found a transcript for . . .

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July 07, 2007

Anxiety and Joy

There has been much discussion about anxiety in our household over the past few days.  After more than two years of planning, in a matter of hours we will be embarking on our adoption trip--an international, weeks-long, life-changing event over which we have no control outside of choosing our departing flight from a short list of . . .

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July 05, 2007

What Evangelicals Are Doing Right

As I've looked back over previous posts, a nasty trend became obvious to me...I tend to rail against Evangelicals without writing many positive things. There are plenty of 'grumpy Christians' in cyberspace who write plenty of negative articles and blogs about the unfortunate state of Evangelicalism--and if we're honest . . .

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July 03, 2007