Monthly Archives: February 2012

Prophetic words from a Birmingham jail

There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the … Continue reading

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Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship” chapter 1

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3-4-12 is Lent 2B

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16  Psalm 22:23-31    Romans 4:13-25    Mark 8:31-38   FIRST READING   Genesis: The Abrahamic Covenant. Last week we read the Noahic covenant. This week we hear God’s covenant with Abram now Abraham, age 99: You shall … Continue reading

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On a lighter note: The beer fast

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/25/my-take-what-i-learned-from-my-46-day-beer-only-fast/

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Ash Wednesday Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m3L3c23MfC0

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St. Gregory of Nyssa food pantry video

http://video.ak.fbcdn.net/cfs-ak-ash4/438709/414/10150576679071795_65334.mp4?oh=579a41f9da852d03c57104d299b4bc7e&oe=4F499100&__gda__=1330221312_a32a12a5588741e880982e6c9a268324 This comes to us courtesy of Andrea Myers, former Gulf Coast intern at Grace, Conroe.

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Photo: Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Lent

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There are no ethical smartphones.

“If you want to enjoy a good steak, don’t visit the slaughterhouse.” —American proverb I admit it. I’m a smartphone junkie. Worse, an iPhone junkie. Being a pastor is not a desk job. The laptop meant I was no longer … Continue reading

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“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.” —Steve Jobs

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“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.” —Steve Jobs

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