Pagan Christianity? Hope or Hype?

Pagan Christianity? is a win-win for the "co-authors" and the "co-author's publisher. A well known pollster discovers a book written several years ago by a lessor known, touches it up, and uses his...
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William Wilberforce and “the ministry”

He was in his twenties when converted to Christianity and felt led to enter "the ministry." John Newton, his song-writing friend, forbad such a course and encourgaged him to remain in politics where...
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Taking back the streets of Philly

Ordinary caring people and older ones (elders) doing what is usually done by professionals. Hmmm... Do you see any parallels with church life? Are you a volunteer or do you expect professionals to...
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clergy, happy as clams

My purpose in writing today is to highlight the contradictory reports about the job satisfaction of the clergy - not to consider whether such a class of people should exist. Over the years I have...
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More US women than not say “I don’t.”

An amazing but not an unsuspected trend: Jan. 16, 2007 (UPI) -- A new report says 51 percent of women in the United States are living without a husband. A New York Times analysis of census...
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debt-loaded troops as security risks

SAN DIEGO Thousands of U.S. troops are being barred from overseas duty because they are so deep in debt they are considered security risks, according to an Associated Press review of military...
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voluntary eldering vs. hired coaching

My "tentmaking" way of living out my passion is by "Coaching" people on how to start and/or lead a Simple/House Church. I also coach people regarding their personal issues, and helping them move...
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Bucking the Clergy Mystique

Charles "Chuck" Swindoll is a popular radio and TV preacher. I, for one, heartily agree with many if not most of his teachings. On his radio broadcast of 3/22/06 brother Swindoll noted that he was...
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