Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ecclesia Semper Reformanda Est

Happy Reformation day everyone! I was pondering Reformation Day, and began wondering: What is the thing most in need of reform in the church today? But there need to be rules. So I set myself some basic ground rules: No … Continue reading

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Contact the Catechism Revision Committee

I’m sure many of my readers have filled out the Catechism Revision survey online. But if you, like me, thought that perhaps there was more to say about it, you might want to contact the Catechism Review Committee directly. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, I go over what I see as problems that … Continue reading

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Oops!

This morning in my sermon, I said something very badly. Just a misplaced word, but if true, we are Arians. A paragraph later I stopped my sermon and corrected it. For those who are interested, here is a transcript of my … Continue reading

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Sunday Funny

I often wonder what would happen if famous church figures from the past were alive today. For example, how would Saint Paul do in today’s church? I was imagining a letter to Paul from the local District President about Paul’s… … Continue reading

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Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 2, Needs Improvement

In part 1, I examined the changes that I thought were good in the catechism revision. In part 2, I take a look at some of the more challenging parts of the revision… First, the length of the revision is … Continue reading

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Free Resource for Circuit Visitors

A FB friend was appointed CV. He mentioned that he would be restoring the practice of visitation in his circuit, and was working on resources for that. The Council of Presidents was given the assignment almost four years ago to prepare … Continue reading

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