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Transition

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This barn is in transition from standing to lying down. It is no longer a barn, nor is it a pile of rubble, it is changing from one state to another. This is a transition of deterioration (to most people).

The word means change: moving from one phase to another.

I wrote out some reflections about it here: http://wp.me/P3etrg-8n

For a printable version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uzx71hge9f5c25/Reflections%20on%20Transition.pdf

Video editions will be created if time allows and link posted here.

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Fair question deserving an honest answer

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I have in the past and recently been asked a question about the Catechism that I think it is worth risking an honest personal answer to, so that is what my blog posting this week is about.

You can read it by clicking here or by following this link: http://wp.me/P3etrg-6t

For a printable version, use this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3c9pf84lhnn3251/Why%20I%20and%20maybe%20others%20no%20longer%20preach%20the%20catechism%20-%20final.pdf

To hear audio of me reading the blog page, click here (it may take a minute to load). This probably works best if you have the words in front of you and follow along.

Plans are inĀ  the works to turn these into videos to make it easier for people to access and understand what I’m trying to say.

Principles and Practices

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Pastor Tom’s message Sunday night really meshed with some of what I have been thinking about, especially his caution — echoing Paul in Galatians — against adding anything to the one Gospel of Jesus Christ. The other was his mentioning that fear and pride are tools of God’s enemy.

My rattling realization last week was that part of my task here is to remind us all of some classic Reformed understandings of scripture, church, worship, calling, and pastoring. Here is this week’s reflection….

For a printable pdf version, follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlc2vfz49mecv8d/Principles%20and%20Practices.pdf