Let’s have Chinese tonight

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The wheels are coming off! Think of children in a homemade cart careening down a steep hill. To your horror, you notice the wheels begin to wobble. The steep down grade, the laws of physics and the shoddy construction of the vehicle are about to produce a predictable result. A few days back I picked up a copy of The Oregonian newspaper. These were the headlines on the first two pages:
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Nudge Not Lest Ye Be Nudged

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I love Fridays. There are predictable events. They will offer clam chowder at your favorite restaurant. Perhaps it is pizza night. School’s out for the weekend and…The Mullahs are whipping up the obligatory “Death to America” chants at Friday prayers. Oh, and the Federal Government will announce its most odious dictates just in time to catch everyone distracted.
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And So it Begins

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I remember the first time I got “the look…” I was having a conversation with another pastor about my book, Fatal Drift, Is the Church Losing its Anchor? I was reiterating my strong conviction that once we treat the Bible as mere literature and deny that it is (all of it) God-breathed, then we are rejecting God’s Word… It was then I got “the look.”
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One Way…Or Something Else?

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In my post I pointed out something I felt was germane to the discussion. I mentioned that Bono, lead singer for the rock group U-2, was an example of how cultural icons were influencing the church. I related the true story of an Episcopalian church that was so enamored with Bono that they advertised an upcoming communion service in which U-2 music would be played. They called it—are you ready—a U-2charist!
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Bonhoeffer

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Seventy one years ago this month, a quiet theologian who was designated a ‘special prisoner’ of the Fuehrer, heard his name called. He knew what it meant. He was forced to strip naked and was marched to the gallows. He was by all accounts one of the most promising theologians of his day. He was engaged to be married. One of the last official documents Adolf Hitler signed before he killed himself, was the death warrant of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
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Don’t Forget

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I believe it was Augustine who wrote in his Confessions, “Too late too late have I loved thee oh God…alas memory is indeed a sad privilege…our hearts oh God are restless till they find their rest in Thee.” Today I was reminded of how good the Lord is and how faithful He is despite the fact that I have been so faithless at times. An old friend posted a remembrance of the day he was baptized.
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A Prayer for Paris

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Cover Photo by By Mstyslav Chernov – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45277301 The news coverage has taken on a life of its own. Newsrooms and producers actually have a working template from which they…
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