Category: Community

Bonhoeffer Books

Books by Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Ethics by Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Lifeline Productions – the comic strip of Radio

This site has a long list of 60-second audio comic strips.  Each has a life (Christian) message. http://www.lifelinepro.com/ – Downloadable clips. #Humor #Funny Nice list giving the Title, the Situation, and the Key Line. The Best of list is the top 52 (most popular) clips. A few of my favorites are House on Fire, Give It …

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One Word transformation.

https://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/one-word-away-from-transformation/  Describes how to pick one word a year to focus on. Kinda like, in a way, my Christmas boxes.   

Curating 21st Century Faith Formation

Nice list of e-resources for Faith formation. http://www.21stcenturyfaithformation.com/digital-faith-formation-resources.html

Five Great American Paintings

In 2008 a series highlighting five great paintings by Norman Rockwell appeared on the ruleofreason.blogspot.com/ site. Author, Nicholas Provenzo, begins with the words, “The American painter Norman Rockwell ranks among my favorite artists.”  I whole-heartedly agree! Provenzo describes, in nice detail, five great Rockwell paintings.  They are: Part I: The Scoutmaster Part II: The Homecoming …

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A Principled Pluralism

A few comments following the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision handed down 6/26/15. I’m intentionally not commenting here on the decision itself.  My concerns are the bigger picture. The decision handed down is contrary to the beliefs of many Christians and it is also consistent with the beliefs of many Christians. I’m concerned that Christians …

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Connecting and Community

Yesterday the Pekin community lost a high school boy to an apparent suicide.  Pastor Jim McClarey and youth from his church will be joining us on a mission trip in a couple weeks.  The boy was not in his youth group, but many of the youth going, were friends with the boy they lost and …

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