October 3, 2013

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Why I Love the Church – The People

So when was the last time a headline read, Teacher Spends Free Time Helping Kids or Attorney Assists Immigrants to Become Citizens or Priest Spends Night in Hospital With Dying Patient? Each of these “headlines” is true. I have known people who did these things. But no one, except the people involved, was aware of […]

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September 19, 2013

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Why I Love the Church – Community

Grace Anglican Community. Okay, I know it is an unusual name. It probably confuses Google and other search engines. It definitely confuses banks, Wal-Mart and bureaucrats. And, no doubt it has confused some potential members. With a name like Grace Anglican Community, one might imagine us as a group of monks in brown robes chanting […]

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September 11, 2013

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Why I Love the Church – Liturgical Worship

Sometimes, people don’t “get” liturgical worship. Sometimes, people try it a few times and move on to a different kind of worship complaining about “set prayers” and “saying things by rote”. This is totally understandable. When I first attended a liturgical service, I was lost. Among other irritations was a choreography that everyone (except me) […]

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September 5, 2013

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Why I Love the Church – Communion

Once, when our kids were still around, we took a week of vacation, but stayed at home.  When Sunday rolled around, we decided to visit a well-known mega church in Houston.  I knew they were good… but they were way better than good!  They were amazing. The music was outstanding.  The lighting, sound and visuals […]

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September 5, 2013

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Why I Love the Church – Grace

So what is the easiest thing to do in the entire world?  In my opinion, it is to slam the church. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to see that the church is __________ (fill in the blank).  Finding fault with the Christian community is such a no brainer.  Our flaws are on display at all times […]

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