Monthly Archives: January 2005

Einstein and the Church

Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting results.” As we embark into this new year it would serve us well to keep this in mind as we plan our events and programs.

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The 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd — THAT’S RELATIONSHIP! I shall not want — THAT’S SUPPLY! He maketh me to lie down in green pastures — THAT’S REST! He leadeth me beside still waters — THAT’S REFRESHMENT! He restoreth my soul … Continue reading

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Gift wrapping for men – my further response

I believe you are right Murray. Quite apart from scientific exegesis, logic alone tells me that if Rabbi Jehoahin uses a bow to tie his string, despite believing string was not used, while Rabbi Saul says string was used because … Continue reading

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Gift wrapping for men – a further response

Murray replies: Hi Mal, Personally I don’t go in much for the suggestion that string might have been used. The point was, however, debated in the Rabinnical literature. In the “Gift Midrash” – an as yet unpublished document only recently … Continue reading

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Gift wrapping for men – my response

Thanks Murray. Obviously you have given this considerable deep thought, and much scholarly insight is in evidence. In fact, if I may get in before Noel does, you’ve seem to have it all wrapped up. I’m tempted to say there … Continue reading

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Gift wrapping for men – a response

One of my colleagues, Baptist pastor Murray Hogg, has carried out an investigation into the theological credibility of Matthews thesis that the gifts were unwrapped. I share his response with you here: On reading this it struck me as an … Continue reading

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Gift wrapping for men

Now that you’ve survived Christmas, and saved all the wrapping paper for next year, I thought you might enjoy this from Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Sunland, California. Gift wrapping for men This is the time of year when we think … Continue reading

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The words ‘charismatic’ and ‘pentecostal’ have passed their use-by dates

Two adjectives which seem to have passed their use-by dates are ‘charismatic’ and ‘pentecostal’. Where used as a noun, e.g. as part of a church name, ‘Pentecostal’ has some usefulness in that it describes a historic path through which that … Continue reading

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Managed Friendship

Does the following sound like some churches you’ve known?    Mal Dow   ——————————————————————————————   Welcome to Managed Friendship, a whole new way of thinking about friends and relationships! The Managed Friendship Plan (MFP) combines all the advantages of a … Continue reading

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Crossing Over – a word from Rick Joyner

I found this word from Rick Joyner, about the significance of the tsunami disaster, a challenge. What do you think? – Mal. Crossing Over by Rick Joyner January 10, 2005 The recent earthquake and tsunamis that struck so many countries … Continue reading

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