Category Archives: General

Mom (Formally Speaking)

Below is the obituary that I put together for my mother shortly after she passed in early February. It’s not really much in the way of special memories or deep thoughts – though I captured a couple of hers in … Continue reading

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Links to a 2020 Advent series by Max Jeganathan

These brief Advent videos by Max Jeganathan are quite good. Advent 1 Advent 2 Advent 3 Advent 4

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Resources for Understanding Racism and Prejudice in America

I’ve been engaged in quite a bit of recent discussion about the presence of racism and prejudice in the United States today. This is a list of resources that come to mind this morning and are thus weighted towards the … Continue reading

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Monsters

“But maybe if they didn’t treat us like monsters, we wouldn’t be monsters. I want us to try living like people for awhile, see how that goes.” N.K. Jemisin, Stone Hunger

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March 18, 2020 Worship Playlist

Shirley A. has put together a playlist of worship music that our worship team has used or may use in the days ahead when we are able to resume in-person worship together. I am passing them on here so you … Continue reading

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Bigger than our whole world

In our world, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world. — C S Lewis, The Last Battle Merry Christmas!

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Trust Leads to Change

I listened to an interview with Matt and Julie Canlis. They both had quite profound things to say. One thing Matt said is sticking: The biggest way to impact the world is to be trusted by a few. And then, … Continue reading

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Writing a Psalm of Thanksgiving

At past LBFC Thanksgiving Celebrations, we have included times for expression of thanksgiving. In recent years, this took the suggested form of: I am thankful to God for _____________because ______________ This was intended to help each of us form an … Continue reading

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Justo Gonzales, on The Changing Shape of Church History

Justo Gonzales closes his book The Changing Shape of Church History: No longer can the church claim the religious hegemony it once had… Many Christians think that thIs means that the church is losing is power, and yearn with nostalgia … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard, asked why he follows Jesus

Because I make my living as a university professor and philosopher I am frequently asked, in so many words, “Why do you follow Jesus Christ?” My answer is always the same: “Who else did you have in mind?” — Dallas … Continue reading

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