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Hell and Lost

Posted by thethousandmarch on July 2, 2010 at 5:06 PM

It’s been a while since the Lost series finale – I’ve been busy with a new job and helping to start a new church service. But, since that time I’ve been ruminating on the subjects of inclusivism, universalism, heaven and hell. During the finale many of the Lost meet together in a building that looks very ...

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The Church- what is it?

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Very soon Jessi and I, with the help of others, will start a church gathering. This is something we’ve been working towards for many years. So, I’m going to share some of my current and developing ideas concerning church.
The Church is a universal body made up of...

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Mardi Gras - Pancake Tuesday

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Today is Fat Tuesday, better known as Mardi Gras – the festival of flesh. For the last couple of years my wife and I have celebrated the somewhat tamer Australian version, Pancake Tuesday. What is the reason for all this revelry? Ash Wednesday follows, marking the start of Lent – forty days of fasting, going without as a religious exercise. So, Tuesday is the l...

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Our New Baby Cosette

Posted by thethousandmarch on November 25, 2009 at 2:13 PM

     Our baby girl was born this last Thursday, November the 19th, by way of c-section. This was not our plan. Jessi was induced at 9:00, Wednesday night. She started having contractions around 12:00 a.m. She was in full active labor by 5:00 am and was progressing nicely when the doctor checked her at eight. But, after eight hours of active labor and pain that had nearly overwhelmed her, Jessi hadn’t made any progress. We decided ...

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Starving Kids and My Daughter

Posted by thethousandmarch on November 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM

I was reading an article in National Geographic (click the link to read the article) about the world’s present shortage of food –...

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What's So Bad About Moralism

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 3, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Neither Christians, nor Americans have a monopoly on Moralism, but since I am a Christian and an American I will speak from this perspective. I define moralism as an inordinate focus upon behavior – a moralist does not care about motives. A moralist does not care about the spirit of the law, only the letter. A moralist seeks to...

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Father and Husband Amendment

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM

This is a tag on to my last posting. So if you haven't read that one, read it first. 

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Money, Power, the Church and Me

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Throughout history the Church has routinely sought money and power, to put it nicely, in an attempt to make disciples of Jesus and in order to advance the Kingdom of God. At our worst, we have pursued money and power to satisfy our own selfish desires. (Do I need to give examples?) Yet, it seems to me that Jesus taught that money an...

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The Kingdom of God, and the kingdoms of humankind

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 4, 2009 at 2:57 AM

The good news of the Kingdom of God affects every aspect of my life, including my politics. It underlies every aspect of my thought (at least I try for it to). I try to be a witness for the Kingdom of God in all that I do. I try to value the concerns of God over the ...

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