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Our Schools Don’t Have a (mandated) Prayer, and I’m Glad December 16, 2012

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christianity, Church, Family, Parenting/Children, Religion, Theology.
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I don’t want a return to mandated prayer in schools. I have no idea what the theology of a random teacher might (or might not) be. I trust the instruction of theology to people who are trained to do so.

I don’t want the 10 Commandments posted in schools or other buildings paid for with tax dollars. My country was founded on more than this, and to suggest otherwise diminishes the genius of the Founding Fathers.

My sons never knew mandated school prayer. My sons don’t remember ever seeing the 10 Commandments posted in their school. The absence of these things did not diminish the presence of God in their lives at school.

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The Church Service was 8 Hours Long October 26, 2008

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No, the preacher didn’t get an extra wind, but there was a meal provided, we sang songs, and we were encouraged to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. Today, my church went to a local park at 10:00am, removed the shingles from the roof, did some roof repair, demolished some old bathrooms that were no longer needed, and made their pavillion area suitable for use by the public.

Hammer Worship

Hammer Worship

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Salt May 2, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christianity, Church, Family.
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Lately, I’ve been talking with several folks about a new church start near where I live. Part of the conversation has revolved around “how we do church.”

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Which begs the question for me: What good is salt, if it stays in the shaker?

Building Church Upside-Down April 6, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christianity, Church, Education, Family, Love, Morality, Religion, Theology.
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One of the most common slams I see against “The Church” (capitalization intended) is our willingness to throw lots of dollars into facilities that could be “better spent elsewhere.” To be frank (and you be Harold), this is not necessarily an unfair characterization.

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What if, instead, we turned the process upside-down, and built a church in reverse? What would that look like? (more…)

“NFL” Means “Not For Large” Screens (in Church) February 4, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Church, Football, Fun, Humor, News, NFL, Religion, Sports, Stupidity, super bowl.
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In what appears to be the second major PR faux pas of the 2006-2007 season, the National Football League has (for all intents and purposes) said that viewing their games in a bar is acceptable, but watching in a church is not. Now, to be fair, Fall Creek Church in Indianapolis was being pretty stupid. They were charging admission to come to the church to watch the Super Bowl at their “Super Bowl Bash.”

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