Monthly Archives: February 2008

Be Sure to Check Out My Newest Missional Blog

As regular readers know I began a second blog spot a little less than a month ago. It is found at Transformissional Church on the Web. This site is totally dedicated to writing and resources about missional theology and church … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie the Humanitarian

Hollywood personalities are know for promoting all kinds of causes, especially those that are often provocative and sensational. Sometimes, however, a person from Hollywood will surprise you. Such is the case with Angelina Jolie, the famous and hugely gifted actress. … Continue reading

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Mental illness is rarely portrayed in film and when it is the subject is even more rarely done really well. One of the first films to deal with the subject directly was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Then the … Continue reading

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Did Obama and the UCC Violate IRS Regulations on Non-Profits?

The IRS is investigating the United Church of Christ over a speech Barack Obama gave to its national meeting last year after he became a candidate for president. Obama is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in … Continue reading

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Is John McCain too Old to Be President?

A common statement I have heard, begun first by Chuck Norris in his campaign endorsement for Mike Huckabee, is that John McCain is simply too old to become president. I have thought about this a lot since I am aging … Continue reading

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The New York Times was once the most respected newspaper in America. It still includes some excellent material–especially that written by some of its best columnists. But the word ‘once" sums it up in this case. The Times has become … Continue reading

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The Parties of Man Are Not the Parties of God

Christians need a serious reminder eight months out from our national election, and still deep into the Democratic Primary season, that neither of our two major political parties are God’s political party. I write a great deal about political subjects … Continue reading

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Charles Barkley Should Stick to Basketball

Charles Barkley, the great basketball player who played at Auburn and had a storied NBA career, should definitely stick to commenting on sports. Recently Barkley endorsed pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and said he has problems with those who … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to True Ecumenism?

Ecumenism is a word that has great value but has lost much of its meaning due to the frequent misuse of the term over the course of the past eighty years or so. In the late 19th and early 20th … Continue reading

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Who is Really Hurt by Affirmative Action?

The controversial program, commonly called affirmative action, is a policy that encourages colleges and companies to enroll or hire African-Americans (and other ethnic minorities in general) with a policy commitment to leveling the playing field because of the historic problems … Continue reading

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