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Atheist scruples 2014 – hey “old man”

This was in my list of search terms for some random reason. should i permit my 12 yr. old granddaughter to call me “old man” instead of grandpa? I see many possibly answers here and they all depend on how … Continue reading

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“Graffiti is bad. Go play sports.”

The Man and I got Community season 5 from the library this past week and we’re so happy that it’s as good as the other seasons. We’re big fans. The blog post title comes from their take on G.I. Joe … Continue reading

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From the Department of the Obvious: “Churches use Facebook, Twitter to help tell Gospel story”

It’s a slow news day if they need filler like this. From The Observer & Eccentric: God used angels more than 2,000 years ago to announce the birth of Jesus. Today, churches are using Facebook, Twitter and other modern technology … Continue reading

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What is the purpose of church? Depends who you ask

I found a new opinion piece put together by Leon Fontaine at the Winnipeg Sun. I wrote a reply to something else he published recently regarding faith and I’m game for another go. We live in a world where many … Continue reading

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“Post-theistic” doesn’t sound terrible

A phrase like that sounds like it walks the line between belief in higher power and scrapping the idea in favour of humanism, according to this article I found at The United Church Observer: Post-theism has quietly emerged in individual … Continue reading

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Quotable president (not that one)

In the wake of Hurricane Igor landing on (and decimating parts of) Newfoundland, Lana Payne, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour had this to share: Poet William Wordsworth encouraged us to let nature be our teacher. … Continue reading

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8,760 hours of community service would be better than…

… 8,760 hours of prayer in 2010, in my opinion. Brian Nall, pastor of Ferris Hill Baptist Church, is starting a prayer movement for the year 2010. He wants 8,760 hours of prayer. Nall posted a Web site at the … Continue reading

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And a great church gets a five cross rating?

I just read this article and thought it was interesting. There’s a guy who calls himself a Phantom Pew Sitter and he’ll pick a church to visit and rate its efficiency. What a clever idea. Probably not with a five … Continue reading

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