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Why I don’t dance in church

One of the things my wife and I like to watch together is the React Channel on YouTube, run by the Fine Brothers (FBE).  It features a regular cast of people of various ages who are lined up to react … Continue reading

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Musical Notes: Harvest Home

One of the great Thanksgiving hymns is Come, ye thankful people, come, or alternatively known by a phrase it uses several times, Harvest Home.  The genius of this hymn’s lyrics is the multiple layers of meaning that are all appropriate … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed on All Saints’ Sunday

Sermon on Ephesians 1 on All Saints’ Sunday Overwhelming. Is that a negative word to you, “overwhelming”?  Do you associate that with the feeling you get when facing a large project or task, or a very full schedule?  We can … Continue reading

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How long should a worship service be?

Now there’s a contentious question.  The length of a worship service can vary greatly, not only from one tradition to another, but even within a single tradition.  Some Pentecostal churches are known for spending a couple hours in “prayer and … Continue reading

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O Virgo Virginum

O Come, O Come Emmanuel is one of the best-known Advent hymns still sung today.  Although many hymnals print it with about four verses, a few (such as ours) include seven verses, drawn from a detail of liturgical minutia which … Continue reading

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Patriotism and the Church’s Agenda

A thorny question that always pops up this time of year (and seems to get thornier with each passing year) is how and to what extent the churches should acknowledge Independence Day here in the USA.  A lot of Christians … Continue reading

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10 Signs you’re on a “spiritual” ego trip

I recently came across an interesting little article with a slightly rougher title than that of this blog post: http://highexistence.com/10-spiritual-bypassing-things-people-total-bullshit/ It seems to have been written from a sort of New Age perspective.  Much of its warnings, however, can be … Continue reading

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