Monthly Archives: July 2015

Update: Giffones in Lithu- and Pennsylv-ania

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Chan on ‘Mother Church’

“We are not saved as individuals first and then incorporated into the church; rather, to be a Christian is to be incorporated into the church by baptism and nourished with the spiritual food of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.” Continue reading

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Links: 10 July 2015

This week’s general theme seems to be the so-called “Millennial” generation, of which I am a member. Continue reading

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Titles, Jobs, and Self-Identity

Academia changes your name: you are now “Doctor ____.” No other profession does that except the church or certain government positions. It’s like you’ve been “ordained,” “installed,” “confirmed,” or “sworn-in” as a member of an eternal order: The Order Of Those Who Know More About One Thing Than Anyone Else In The World. Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Wrong Kind of Glory”

Paul speaks to the Corinthian church about this impulse to gain the respect and admiration of others, and to have that respect live on beyond our earthly days. He speaks to them harshly but playfully, even sarcastically, because their idea of glory and respect is so skewed away from what it should be. Continue reading

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Links: 2 July 2015

The purpose of my “Links” series is to provide interesting and informative reading material so that my readers might think hard, and think well (hmm, has a nice ring to it). It should go without saying that I don’t endorse … Continue reading

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Sermon: “A Future and a Hope?”

The danger in taking the promises in Jeremiah 29:11 out of context and applying them directly to our lives is that we can so easily replace God’s plans, God’s future, and God’s hope with our plans, our future, and our hope. And yet, when we accept God’s plans for our future, we can see that they are infinitely better than our own plans. Continue reading

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