What Are You Looking For?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2008 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Methodism | 0 comments

Yesterday, I preached a sermon that asked and partially answered a question of faith. “What are you looking for?” Part of the answer acknowledged the searching questions that occupy our own hearts and affirmed the validity of that search. There’s nothing wrong with seeking out authentic wholeness. St. Augustine’s God-Shaped Hole comes in a variety of flavors, so different people are looking for different things. I happen...

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2008 in General Rant, Methodism, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large, Uncategorized, US Politics | 0 comments

Well, you came back–or perhaps you are reading this for the first time. If you are new to the blog, read the next entry first, then scroll back up.  I’ll wait.  Great. Glad you’re back. So here’s the deal. One of the reasons that Bad Things happen to Good People (insert your own definitions here) is because other Good People often stand aside and do nothing to prevent it. Martin Niemöller wrote a poem that has been...

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