Monthly Archives: August 2007

GraceChase

I was drinking coffee with a friend who is preaching at a local church this weekend.  We bantered about this and that but got around to the topic of sin and grace.  If I were to tell you exactly what … Continue reading

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A cluttered desk = a cluttered mind. But an empty desk…

I’m trying to clean up my office and I thought of the above quote from Michael Scott (the Office). Ah… the simple wisdom embedded within incompetence. I love it. It’s something I can relate to. Recent studies suggest that people … Continue reading

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Why is Cherry Coke Pink?

Cherry Coke (now known as Coca-Cola Cherry) came out when I was just a lad — 5 years old, to be exact. I loved it. And still do. But their cans are pink, which I know is the new black … Continue reading

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15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors — by Kevin W. Mannoia & Larry Walkemeyer

That’s the book. Here’s the quote that got me: Ministering from a position shaped by the reception of radical grace imparts a distinctive and undeniable flavor to the pastorate. It humbles the messenger. It simplifies the message. It emboldens the … Continue reading

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Ideas from the far corners of my mind

I’m fed up with contemporary worship music. I’m prayerfully walking through what we do at SAFMC along with a few others, as I can’t shake the nagging feeling of boredom and the potential for greater depth in our corporate Worship … Continue reading

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BookSlice: The Great Giveaway by David E. Fitch

It’s been a long time since a RadBlog BookSlice, where I share with you a snippet of something I’m reading. Is it a review? Sort of. Actually it is more of a conversation starter than a rating scale. My hope … Continue reading

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This May be the Golden Ticket We’ve Been Looking For in Metro Detroit, As We’re Paying $72.91 For a Gallon of Gas…

Marathon Petroleum Co. is targeting its Detroit refinery for a $1 billion upgrade that would allow the facility to process Canadian crude oil. Such a move would add 135 jobs to the refinery and increase gasoline supplies in Michigan Keep … Continue reading

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