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Anxiety and Joy

There has been much discussion about anxiety in our household over the past few days.  After more than two years of planning, in a matter of hours we will be embarking on our adoption trip--an international, weeks-long, life-changing event over which we have no control outside of choosing our departing flight from a short list of . . .

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July 05, 2007

What Evangelicals Are Doing Right

As I've looked back over previous posts, a nasty trend became obvious to me...I tend to rail against Evangelicals without writing many positive things. There are plenty of 'grumpy Christians' in cyberspace who write plenty of negative articles and blogs about the unfortunate state of Evangelicalism--and if we're honest . . .

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July 03, 2007

Evangelicals Don't Get It, Part 2

I went to church this morning, but I didn't hear the gospel, did you? With American Independence Day coming up this Wednesday, like so many Evangelicals across our great nation, this morning I was subjected to a 'Patriotic Worship Service' that consisted of a string of flag-waving, patriotic, God-and-country types songs followed . . .

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July 01, 2007

Evangelicals Don't Get It, Part 1

As those who have read my past ramblings know, corporate worship is a very important subject to me...primarily because of the horrendous chicanery that passes as 'worship' in many Evangelical circles. I can confidently say for a multitude of reasons, when it comes to corporate worship, Evangelicals just don't 'get it.' . . .

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June 30, 2007

"Bless Thou the Astronauts Who Face"

Go, Atlantis, go!Atlantis liftoff

At 7:38 pm (EDT) today the shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and made a safe, flawless, and beautiful ascent to space. Just a moment ago, at 9:23 pm (EDT), the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, gave Atlantis a 'Go for orbital ops,' meaning that all essential tasks to . . .

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June 08, 2007

"Deployment" time!!!

All right folks, time to for BCC 07B to grab our rucks and 'deploy' from Maxwell AFB, AL, to Tyndall AFB, FL. For the next five days, our chaplains and chaplain assistants will be heading to Silver Flag, an Air Force civil engineering training function to train on deployment planning and execution. For the most part, things will run . . .

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June 03, 2007

Why we fight...

For the past few weekends, I've been posting some humor for the purpose of a-musement...but this week, I'm going to broach a much more thoughtful subject, the Global War on Terror. From time to time people will ask me, "For what are we fighting?" Usually, we expect a standard answer from among the litany: oil, democracy, . . .

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June 02, 2007

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