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Church as Home, Church as Family

Isn’t church supposed to be like a home and our fellow church-goers a family?  In a May 4th post on his blog, “The Accidental Missionary,” Scott Dannemiller argues against that notion, and he makes some interesting points along the way about … Continue reading

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Justification by Faith

After our discussion at last week’s St. John 101 session about (amongst other things) Paul’s writings concerning grace, faith and works, I stumbled across this blog post, a daily meditation written by Richard Rohr. I find comfort in Mr. Rohr’s … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms

Just read an inspiring piece in the April edition of The Lutheran.  In her column, “Coming to Terms with the Times,” ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton ruminates about something she is asked quite a bit:  how do we save the church? Things … Continue reading

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St. David’s Needs Help

Just received this email from Merryn.  How can we help? “The 4 alarm fire of apartment building in NE Philly is My Philly church, St David Lutheran  Church diagonal neighbor. You can exit church without looking across at our neighbors. … Continue reading

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Love God with your mind? Freedom or Slavery?

Considering our conversation at this morning’s 101 session concerning loving God with our minds, free will, lifting of the spirit leading to freedom, and the close-minded, closed inward approach of some churches, I thought you might be interested in this … Continue reading

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Young Evangelicals Coming Back?

The author of this “Christian Pundit” blog thinks that young Christians that were brought up in non-denominational “evangelical” churches are turning their backs on their parents’ churches and are going over to Catholicism and high Anglicanism/Lutheranism in droves. Do you think … Continue reading

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Non-Judgement and Christianity

After our discussion at St. John 101 this past Sunday morning (3/8), I found this Henri Nouwen blog post in my inbox: “One of the hardest spiritual tasks is to live without prejudices.” http://wp.henrinouwen.org/daily_meditation_blog/?p=3591

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