Missional Pizza

This is a pastor friend of ours in Coburg, Oregon, and this is one of the best stories I have ever read. What other missional stories are you aware of or a part of in your neighborhood? Surprising ministry in my community? Scot, I know I have shared my story with you before, but I [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 7-3

John Goldingay, in his book on the Psalms (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) ), calls Psalm 7:10-16 a statement of faith. I have the text after the jump, but his point will guide our comments today. Four opening statements, all quite personal and I’ve highlighted those [Read More...]

On Changing Culture 3

James Davison Hunter, in his new book, (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World ), examines the Christian Right.  Two overall comments: this may be the best sketch of the popular perception of the Christian Right I’ve ever read. And, alongside that, this chp lacks an [Read More...]

Misery Index: Reagan to Obama

From CSM… What do you think this tells us?   Here’s some explanation. The blue is unemployment; the red line inflation. [Read more...]


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