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Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

Why Ireland Quit Going to Church. A Few Thoughts.

I have been reading the book, The Best Catholics in the World (2021) by Irish Times correspondent Derek Scally. It has been a compelling and thought-provoking read (I still have a few chapters remaining). An added layer of interest for me is that the author...
The Third Week of November

The Third Week of November

Way back when I lived in Ithaca, I often did a “Friday Data Dump” post. It was basically whatever random stuff happened to be on my mind at the time. This isn’t quite that, but I wanted to share a few things from the past week. I’d love your...
How School Changed My Workflow: Netflix for Books

How School Changed My Workflow: Netflix for Books

In 2019 I began work on a master’s degree. The last time I had written academically was 1980 something or other. Back then, I used index cards to keep all of my research together. Thankfully as my handwriting has become more illegible, software for research and...
Is There a Problem with Servant Leadership?

Is There a Problem with Servant Leadership?

Over the past week, I’ve posted a couple of times about problems with hierarchical leadership. In addressing the problem of unhealthy leadership within the church, a common solution over the past few decades has been “Servant Leadership”. Proponents of servant...
The Good Life!

The Good Life!

I ended a few posts back asking what you love. I was working with the idea that we behave not based on what we believe but instead on what we love.I know I should sleep more, but I stay up late watching tv.I know I should eat better and exercise more, but things are...
The Same, But Different, Sort of

The Same, But Different, Sort of

Of all the posts detailing my spiritual journey, this will be the most disjointed…the why should be clear as you read along. Of the various streams of the Christian faith that I have been part of, Evangelical is in some ways the broadest and in others the most...