Category Archives: Philippians

You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit!

My wife is famous for her “mom-isms”.  You know, those trite little sayings moms use to get their point across in a way that the crumb-crunchers will understand.  Though not usually filled with deep eschatological or existential meaning, they do … Continue reading

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Clergy Killers

My entire adult life I have served the church; over 30 years now.  For 23 of those years, I’ve been an ordained Presbyterian Pastor.  I’ve had my share of successes and failures and served more than a handful of churches … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves A Holy War

Did you know that there is a small offshoot of Christianity that distinguishes itself by its belief that Adam did not have a navel?!  They even have a name:  Navelites.  Seriously!  There is also a theological argument in opposition to … Continue reading

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You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit!

My wife is famous for her “mom-isms”.  You know, those trite little sayings moms use to get their point across in a way that the crumb-crunchers will understand.  Though not usually filled with deep eschatological or existential meaning, they do … Continue reading

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale has taken his share of knocks over the decades.  Many prominent mental health professionals consider his book “The Power of Positive Thinking” pseudo-science and Peale a con man.  Even his founding partner in the American Foundation of Religion … Continue reading

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Troubling Anxious Concern About Worrying . . .

I must confess that I am, by nature or genetics, a world-class worrier.  I think I get it from my paternal grandmother whose picture should be on Wikipedia under worry.  That woman would get worried if she didn’t think she … Continue reading

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Running Counter to the Culture

I’m not sure who flipped the switch, but it seems like everything in society is up for redefinition lately.  I’m sure my great-grandmother, a stalwart Christian woman with more compassion and faith than most folks I have run into, would … Continue reading

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Oh Just Grow Up!

Thought I might write something witty about the passage below but I think it stands on its own: I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him … Continue reading

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