True Relationships (aka Friendships)

 William  November 2, 2006  0 Comments on True Relationships (aka Friendships)

I think we need to make a distinction between utilitarian relationships and true relationships of the heart (aka friendships). Many people mistake the first for the second, sometimes with painful results. When relationships depend on circumstance, those you work with,…

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To Pew or Not to Pew

 William  November 1, 2006  2 Comments on To Pew or Not to Pew

My little church has been blessed with a coveted piece of property and the county’s permission to construct a church building on that parcel of land. We are a small, winnowed congregation, gone from around 150 ten years ago to…

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Hubble Tuesdays: New Repair Mission Approved

 William  October 31, 2006  0 Comments on Hubble Tuesdays: New Repair Mission Approved

NASA announced today that it has approved a final servicing mission to the famous Hubble orbital astronomy instrument platform. The Hubble “Telescope” is really a platform of separate astronomical instruments, which include: ACS – Advanced Camera for Surveys – The…

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Hubble Tuesdays: Echoes

 William  October 31, 2006  0 Comments on Hubble Tuesdays: Echoes

Echoes occur when a source is reflected by another object. The most common experience with echoes occurs when sound bounces off the walls of a large space such as a canyon or even the interior of a large building like…

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Agape vs Eros

 William  October 30, 2006  2 Comments on Agape vs Eros

In thinking about my last post, on the “Peter Pan” problem in the Church today, I remembered some of my earlier thinking on the difference between the types of love discussed in the Bible, and its relation to my argument….

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The New Peter Pans

 William  October 29, 2006  4 Comments on The New Peter Pans

In so many of our new dynamic Christian Churches, many of the young (and not so young) men are not marrying. Instead they see their life in utilitarian/individualistic frameworks (success, accumulation of assets, personal growth) and despite its efforts, it…

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The Problem With Study Bibles

 William  October 26, 2006  0 Comments on The Problem With Study Bibles

In my post on The Problem With Bible Translations, I decried the recent proliferation of translations (I should have also included paraphrases since many of the “translations” are actually paraphrases and not new translations). That effort started me thinking about…

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Personal Prayers Written Down #2

 William  October 26, 2006  1 Comment on Personal Prayers Written Down #2

Back on August 11, 2004, I wrote a post on prayer called Personal Prayers Written Down, in which I used a prayer I wrote for my daughter as an example. It is one of my most read archived posts. People…

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Hubble Tuesdays: Two Become One

 William  October 24, 2006  1 Comment on Hubble Tuesdays: Two Become One

In Genesis, God tells us that in marriage, man and woman are destined to leave their past behind (represented by their parents) and become one flesh. Looking back on my own married life, now approaching thirty years, I realize that…

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Human Endeavors, Human Folly

 William  October 23, 2006  0 Comments on Human Endeavors, Human Folly

“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans” Old Proverb. God is probably laughing at those who are the subject of this post. However, God’s laughter or lack thereof will not be a consideration among a growing…

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