Tag Archives: Proverbs

It is the second act — what do we do now?

It is true that Terry Gilliam stole the title “imaginarium” from us and applied it to his devilish movie. The five people who knew about that movie before I just told you may have had trouble taking our “rolling Council” … Continue reading

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THINKING like we ought to belong together — even these days

The first General Conference of the Brethren in Christ I ever attended was led by the Moderator named Owen Alderfer. He impressed us so much that Gwen and I thought we had stumbled upon the Shangri-la of denominations. We had … Continue reading

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We are called to develop a trust system.

Like I was saying last night, relationships in the community, whether it is the church community or the city community take trust if they are to flourish. The proverb says: One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there … Continue reading

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Err on the Side of Singing

Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble. Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings … Continue reading

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“Best Practices” Aren’t, Necessarily

I suppose today’s thoughts could go in the category “things Americans never tire of doing.” The newest business preoccupation to creep into the mainstream (like into your poor child’s school) is “best practices.” Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about … Continue reading

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Posers

Foolish people should not be proud And rulers should not be liars! (Proverbs 17:7, International Children’s Bible) Paul told me, the other night during a marathon and often-hilarious Coordinators meeting, that Peter Weir imported Croatian fishermen to be the ship’s … Continue reading

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Discerning, Not Soaking

The Broad and Washington Stakeholders meeting on Pentecost Eve and then the Council meeting last Saturday were good examples of how an authentic church is formed. As difficult as it is to be in a large group and listen (much … Continue reading

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