30
June

Five Ways to Become Boring

A Ripple in Water with Leaves 1. Don’t

2. Go

3. After

4. Your

5. Purpose

 

Lately I’ve been studying commercial writing.  As dull as it is, it can be a handy skill to learn.  But if I see another vicious blogging circle blog I’m gonna scream.  (I.e. 7 ways to be a better blogger to your audience of bloggers, making money online with a how to make money online blog, etc.)  But of course I do want to be a better blogger, so I read them!

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23
June

Coffeetime Worship

Coffee, the Bible, and the IHOP webstreamGrowing up in pentacostal, evangelical, and charismatic settings, we’ve always had communion with grape juice (one of those little byproducts of sufferage.)  Though the Lutheran’s eucharist drink might be a bit more aesthetic, it’s really it’s what goes on in the heart that counts, not what you drink.

But something got lost in the communion ritual through the years.  In the old days there was a get-together with friends, more like one of those big after church lunches at Latin or Romanian churches.  It wasn’t originally formalized in a stuffy church setting where no one could talk while the organ played and little plastic glasses were passed out on trays.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy this tradition as there are many styles of communion, and it’s an experience in the heart.  I’m just trying to bring out one aspect we might’ve lost.

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15
June

Finding a Church to Relate To

Columbia Gorge from the Washington sideDo you remember Seinfeld?  Way back in the 90s, you know, when there was grunge music, just a few clunky cell phones, dress shirts tucked into jeans, Crystal Pepsi.  Anyway one time Seinfeld found a girl who had all kinds of things in common with him, and then he said, “Now I know what I’ve been looking for all these years…myself!”

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8
June

Monetary Worship

A check from Bank of AmericaThe other day there was a conversation at church about whether Christians are good or bad tippers.  There were different takes.  One point was that teenagers are bad tippers and messy as well.  But I’ve also heard that Christians are awesome tippers, at least when they know the other person is a believer.

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1
June

Small Signs of Favor

A rainmow on the way back from Cannon BeachA few years ago they used to say this thing in church about a cloud the size of a man’s hand.  I thought, huh?  Like many times in church things like this go right over my head.

I finally somehow learned about what it meant.

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