Posts from February 2015

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Imagine No Malaria – Arlington Update

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  Updated 2/27/15: Lemonade Stand Saturday – April 25, World Malaria Day Bishop Young Jin Cho is asking all churches in the Virginia Conference to observe World Malaria Day this year by selling lemonade to save lives. “World Malaria Day is Saturday, April 25,” Bishop Cho said. “This day is used to bring awareness about […]

What Earthly Difference…

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Dear Friends, It all began when we started receiving notes back from our Christmas letter this year: our next door neighbor in Houston, Joe, had died; Joe baked bread every week for the families of patients undergoing cancer treatment at MD Anderson

Loving the World Back to Life

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LOVING THE WORLD BACK TO LIFE At the recent 5 Talent Academy event hosted by Ebenezer Church in Stafford, the featured presenter, Shane Claiborne, had many great things to say. One, however, has continued to reverberate in my spirit. He said,

Fun With Demographics!

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A lot of my work these days is working with the various demographics and micro-cultures that surround each church.

Book Review: N.T. Wright’s Simply Good News…

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A GREAT READ FOR PREACHERS N.T. Wright has written a wealth of ground-breaking books in New Testament studies over the past 25 years. Much of that work has been gathered together in his new book, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good. It is not a preaching book, but […]

Being Bold in 2015

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I am re-reading the book of Acts, and finding great encouragement from the energy and vitality of the early church.

A Modest Proposal for a Lenten Fast

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As I review the preliminary end-of-the-year statistical reports for 2014, I see a mix of things to rejoice over and things to fret about. Once again, for the eleventh consecutive year, our average worship attendance declined for the district as a whole, even if only by less than 1% (from 10,844 to 10,780). A positive […]