Yearly Archives: 2011

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it

Posted in Theology

Thinking about the Great Commission and the Great Commandment

The preaching of the Gospel and the service of men’s need are equally authentic and essential parts of the church’s responsibility. But neither is a substitute for the other. No amount of service, however expert and however generous, is a

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Posted in Scattered Miscellany

Reflections on the Family Meal

I don’t know about you, but mealtime was never dull growing up. Well, that’s mostly accurate. Now, truth be told, I had all sorts of experiences around the family meal table. Of course there were the requisite good days and

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Posted in Scattered Miscellany, Worship Matters

Faithful then, Faithful now

“In fact, one criterion to apply to worship in any congregation, regardless of the liturgical style it embraces, is that of historical remembrance and proclamation: Does worship proclaim the whole sweep of divine activity past, present, and future? Does worship

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So if this is true…

So, if this is true (which I contend that it is): Theology proceeds from God, teaches us about God, and leads us back to God in worship (Aquinas). — Burk Parsons (@BurkParsons) May 31, 2011 Why do Christians then run

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