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Counterfeit Gods by bob

October 29th, 2009

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 “You shall have no other gods before me.”  It’s the first commandment.  But what does it mean in an age when we don’t carve wood or shape metal into idols that we bow down in front of, deluding ourselves into thinking they are our sponsors to whom we pray for protection, provision, and meaning? We […]

ADHD – Reader Responses by bob

October 27th, 2009

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I can’t remember a column or series of columns I have written for the Pastor’s Pen that prompted more reaction than the last three columns on ADHD.  My favorite pair of reactions, both from mothers whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD – ·         “You don’t have ADHD.” ·         “You just realized you have ADHD?  […]

Bruce Carlton sent me a newspaper clipping last week from October 17.  The caption was “Church to burn books on Halloween.”  Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, NC, is planning to burn Bibles that are not the King James Version.  They will also burn books by Rick Warren and Billy Graham, as well as CDs […]

ADHD in the Pastor’s Study by bob

October 20th, 2009

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                Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects people in many different ways.  Chemical imbalances in the brain cause an inability to concentrate, restlessness, and sometimes includes short term memory issues.  How does having ADHD affect my work as a pastor?

A Work in Process by bob

October 19th, 2009

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             “The humble church.”  What would that look like?   Last week we started here:  “The humble church submits to God.  It responds to God’s self-revelation in creation, in the Bible, and in Jesus Christ. Lesson 2:  The humble church keeps perspective about its successes.