A good bit of Katrina-related blogging -- ephemeral -- mixed with thoughts about polity in the third quarter of 2005.
Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
If your planting a church and are collecting good resources, download this first.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
I bring this up because of the plain division in communion practices seen in Protestant churches. I’ve only served (and now attend) churches that use small glasses in trays, derisively (if descriptively) called “shot glasses” by the uninformed or dismissive.
Monday, July 4th, 2005
Provoke me, will ya’ fellas? Actually, I’m not-so-secretly pleased that seminarians Joseph Lyons-Santos and John Cullinan are considering their merits.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
Let’s think for a moment of how a church is organized; not the theological justification for its being, but the social models for its running.
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
The Rev. Thom “Deuterophilocrites” Belote asks if there can be an Emergent Unitarian Universalism. Would it have to be Christian? My answer: Perhaps. Maybe. I don’t know. I doubt it.
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
So what’s fair use and what’s abuse? Both are possible — despite what certain theological hedonists might say — but where to draw the line is a judgement call. Here’s a first go.
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
Shawn, in the middle of one of his comments at Philocrites, commented (in so many words) that the he’s not an angry Humanist, and I realized I never thought he was. But I know of what he refers.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
Formerly hard to get, now you can keep it on a hard drive: the landmark American Unitarian Association report Unitarians Face a New Age.
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
First, why aren’t there more new minister-organized churches? We have a surplus of ministers, some who want to organize churches, and a few who have tried.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
Why should a church be tax-exempt?