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Posted April 24, 2017:
Canada this week, speaking at an event for
United Church of Canada clergy in the B. C. Conference.
My themes are “The Inner Life of the Minister in
Turbulent Times,” and “Leading Change and Living To Tell
the Story.” The event is at the
Center near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
has lost its nerve.
Brooks argues that we have been undoing ourselves by
a loss of care and confidence about our own core values
and narrative. There is a parallel here to the mainline
Protestant church (see next two items) which has often
embraced, if tacitly, the narratives of suspicion
sponsored by people like Bart Ehrmann, Dan Brown, Elaine
Pagels and the Jesus Seminar.
Bump Effect for Liberal, Mainline Churches?
Last week we cited to and commented on Ross Douthat’s
appeal to secular liberals to support liberal churches.
Donald Trump seems to be helping the cause too.
Here’s a report on the Trump Bump some churches are
Bump, in The First Person. And
here’s a column from author Sandra Sing-Lo about her
return to a liberal church in the wake of the Trump
election. Like this trend.
Renewal in Dallas. What can we learn from the
story of a church replant at Munger Place United
Methodist in Dallas?
Interesting interview with lead pastor, Andrew
Forrest, who says that Christian orthodoxy is the way
Gets A Big Golden Parachute.
Apparently, FOX News is paying Bill O’Reilly
something on the order of $25m to go away, which is
obscene. There’s a weird parallel in the church. If, as
a minister, you screw up spectacularly, there’s a good
chance you will get a big buy-out, maybe a year’s salary
to go away. If on the other hand you do a solid job and
leave to take another call, you get a sheet-cake.
Friends and I used to joke, “We’re going for the
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