Monthly Archives: April 2013

Intentionally diverse and varied . . .

“The church shall strive in worship to use languae about God wich is intentionally as diverse and varied as the Bible and our theological traditions. The church is committed to using language in such a way that all members of … Continue reading

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A rich variety . . .

Section W-1.2006a of the “Directory for Worship” – The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Part II, Book of Order, 2011-2013 states (bold emphasis is mine): Since the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a family of peoples united in Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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It all begins with God . . .

With this post I begin a series that considers a number of statements from the blog that was posted on April 26, 2013. In this post we give further consideration to these words: God brings all things into being by … Continue reading

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What shall we say and how should we say it . . .

One subject that seems to always be part of discussion in a congregation is language. What sort of language is appropriate, what are the boundaries of language, is it appropriate to use language that is not inclusive , is music … Continue reading

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Two plus Two STILL does not Equal Five . . .

WARNING! THE CONTENTS OF THIS POST MAY BE HAZARDOUS! I will always remember my major professor during my doctoral studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman – Dr. B. R. “Bev” Henson. He was a world-class musician – a … Continue reading

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And now . . .

Toward the end of the blog posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 I wrote these words: “PLAYING IT SAFE IS NOT THE CORRECT DIRECTION – CHRISTIANITY NEEDS TO BE RADICAL TO BE GENUINE – A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT LIKELY DOES NOT … Continue reading

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Oops!! I forgot one more wisdom writing . . .

Yes – a definite senior moment – I intended to post some writing by Michael L. Lindvall before I started to offer my own thoughts, observations, and such – but, alas, I forgot one that is important to this discussion … Continue reading

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