Tacit Approval – Blood Money in Sports

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Economics, General Rant, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When I heard about the New Orleans Saints investigation involving multiple players and coaches, it sounded like just another scandal. This time, it involved players and coaches who were targeting players on opposing teams for injury. In some cases, the intent was to remove them for the game. Others were targeted for more lasting injuries. USA Today describes the bounty program in this way: The league found that the cash pool reached $50,000 or...

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The Need for “Both”

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Leading the Church, Main, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

Michael Hidalgo has written beautifully to sum up the conflict between masculine and feminine lenses for our faith. While there are those who decry the unfair treatment of women through the ages, there is a growing number of folks who are bemoaning the loss of a masculine Church. Hidalgo finds the center masterfully. There are many differences that exist between women and men. Just start with basic biology and it’s apparent. However, if we...

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A Vision for the Future: Premise (1/5)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Methodism, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I love science fiction. I’ve been waiting for years for Michio Kaku to reveal the fact that we will finally get our flying cars and personal robot assistants. But you don’t hear too many people talking about the distant future of the Church, except for maybe John’s Revelation. The General Board of Discipleship has gathered some of the leading minds in the United Methodist Church and asked them to pull back the veil on the...

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What does it take to grow?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2008 in Leading the Church, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Lots of theories exist on this topic. Here’s one that caught my attention because it referred to men and our ministry to them: http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0103/p01s01-ussc.html You’ll want to read the article before you continue reading this post. The part that interests me is the “60% male” theory. Why would they say that 60% male population in the sanctuary make a difference as to whether you grow or not? Okay,...

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