Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dealing with Animism

Animism is probably the most widespread belief system in the world.  Some estimate that close to 40% of the world’s population are animistic in belief and practice.  Perhaps more so than any other system, animism plays well with others.  Every religious … Continue reading

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Whatch U Talkin’ Bout Willis?

Do you know any idioms? I’m not talking about those folks next door that are always annoying you… Likely, you know dozens of idioms and don’t even realize it. Idioms, according to my unofficial definition, are local cultural phrases (often … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling

Based on a devotional by Sojourn Church (www.sojournchurch.com). Jeremiah 10:2 “Learn not the ways of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are … Continue reading

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Riding the Bandwagon: A Surprising Way Coffee can Help Your Preaching

I do love my coffee. From the beginning, recoiling after my first taste of espresso in 2000 up to today, enjoying the subtleties of a well-crafted latte – yes, I enjoy coffee in whatever form it may come in. At … Continue reading

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Identifying and Reaching Ethnic Groups in the City

It’s common knowledge that the world is at our door here in the United States.  What isn’t so commonly known is where all these immigrants are living.  The majority of immigration is to larger cities but even that information does … Continue reading

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Flying Buddhist Monks

A well known Tibetan Buddhist monk has breakfast with his friends at the temple in an isolated river valley in the Himalayan foothills.  Later in the day, the monk is seen having dinner with friends at a temple in another … Continue reading

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