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Though NOT seminary trained or ordained (officially speaking), I have been blessed to "officiate" at weddings and funerals for friends and family. They asked me probably looking for an informal touch rather the formal (God knows as well as many others that I'm not "formal"). I agree that blessings come from those who "know", those who are intimately connected. I love doing weddings for friends and family, but memorials are "holy ground"; challenging but oh so blessed when we surrender to God's words and heart on those occasions. And, the message of HOPE is needed and will ring clear at memorials.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on When I Stopped Officiating at SimpleChurch Journal
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Yep, true, and something us "olders" need to be aware of and respond to as the Church.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2014 on The Mega Church Bubble at SimpleChurch Journal
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Good word and reflections too, thanks Roger and you all! All I can think to add is keep our "eyes" focused on Jesus as he taught and modeled.
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Thanks once again for sharing others' good stuff for the journey Roger! PnP are off on the road again, this time to Central America, may we be second there as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2013 on Resources for the Journey at SimpleChurch Journal
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The tension of being in the world but not of it, of being in relationship but not being institutionalized.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2013 on Getting Discipleship Right at SimpleChurch Journal
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simple and yet powerful, sorta like Jesus; lowly and meek, yet all powerful . . .
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2013 on Disciple Making is the Core at SimpleChurch Journal
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A hearty AMEN to this Roger! This is what I've been talking to so many others about. It doesn't need to be a big, "flashy" foreign ministry. I can easily be right in our own families and communities, while we still can support those others who go to the ends of the earth. Sharing this one extensively with others. }:- da Moose
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Simple, organic "church", for me these two poems say it all: http://www.ipoet.com/ARCHIVE/original/Foss/House.html http://newengland.cbmc.com/WeeklyDevotional/Devo_Archive/60.aspx
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I like Neil Cole, I think he is a bit more gentle and grace-filled than some others in this "movement". I do believe we all must keep in mind Christ's words in John 17 (his prayer for us) re: unity.
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was just talking about this with a brother this morning . . . this "following" can never, never be about us or "our church", etc. . . . Jesus, all in all . . .
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2012 on Religious Pride at SimpleChurch Journal
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Good stuff, that many are "awakening" to, even globally. I like this start and look forward to more. I am involved in both Renovare and 3DM communities, which seem to be embracing this "movement" of the LORD as well. Enjoy your heart in these posts and all the things that Asa James and Brian Dodd send me too. :-)
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Jordan Williamson was very good the rest of the season. Yea, I groaned too, but heck we were there and gave OK State all they could handle. It was a very good year for Cardinal football!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2012 on The Fan's Dilemma at Go Mighty Card
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Looking forward to the Ok St. matchup, should be a good test for the Cardinal, and a good game to watch as well. I have to say, personally speaking, that after watching Oregon, USC and Stanford at this point in the season, I think as teams the non-Cardinals are really better overall right now. That's blasphemous I know, but the "speed" aspect of the game really hurts Stanford at both wideout and defense. That said, Andrew Luck is totally deserving from both a player and person with integrity standpoint (not that he will get it, but if the Heisman Trust stands behind their mission, there's just no other candidate more deserving.) Consider where Stanford is, and without that "speed" aspect, that's a tribute to Andrew's skill and talent, AND brains! Looking forward also to your take on the bowls as they unfold, gotta love college football!
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2011 on Stanford 28, Notre Dame 14 at Go Mighty Card
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Thankful for family too, but also Pac 12 football that is so much fun to watch. While I know in my gut that fast, athletic defense wines titles (think SEC), I prefer to watch (and play back in the day) where offense is king, and that has always been the Pac 10 (12) and maybe the Big Ten.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2011 on A Mighty Thanks at Go Mighty Card
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Good analysis once again, thanks. From my standpoint, one word - SPEED! And for Stanford this year "speed kills"; lack of it on defense and too much of it from other team's offenses. USC and Oregon are examples of the latter and the former. And much as i hate to say it, look out for USC next season, but only if Matt Barkley comes back.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2011 on BCS Breakdown, Week 6 at Go Mighty Card
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Always a good synopsis of things college football, thanks and I agree. Although, Oregon vs. LSU rematch would be enticing at this point. :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2011 on BCS Breakdown, Week 5 at Go Mighty Card
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Love this exchange guys!!! I'm a Stanford fan as my oldest son got his PhD there (and coincidentally helped out Gerhart with math when he was there.) But I'm also somewhat a Beavers fan, long story there, but my good friend from high school, Greg Little, owns Squirrel's Tavern in Corvallis (I even lived there myself for a year in junior high.) Appreciate your insights as students of the game I love so much, and I agree with you analyses on both teams and the outcome.
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