Archives for Oct 2013

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Whose Narrative is it Anyway?

The other day, Hannah and I went to one of the more eclectic mixings of culture this side of the Texas state border: The Texas State Veggie Fair. After sampling the fresh Kambucha, buying fair trade earrings, and taking an inadvertent whiff of second-hand marijuana smoke, I became strangely reflective about my day...Read More

Citizens of Heaven

This past Sunday +Philip read excerpts from Mathetes’ letter to Diogentus. The letter was written as an apologetic for Christians in a Roman world that was openly hostile and deeply suspicious of Christians...Read More

Fear, Interrupted

One theme that has proven to be a constant in my life is fear. Fear of the future, fear of failure, fear of what others think about me. In the past few months, I've sensed the Lord leading me to do a number of things that, er, aggravate this issue...Read More

All Saints Day

Historically, this has been a time to remember that through faith in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are made holy, saints. Centuries ago, the early church would gather in church cemeteries on the Eve of All Saints, called All Hallows Eve, to tell stories and remember ancestors who lived and died in the faith...Read More

The Church Will Never Shutdown

So, the government did not shut down after all. Probably no big surprise. They have kicked the can down the road for three more months. Understandably, there was lots of "hand wringing" and political posturing, which make great headlines...Read More

Who We Were and Who We Are

This past week, Philip preached on the story of the ten lepers. All were cleansed by Jesus, and only one, a Samaritan, came back to thank Him. His response was, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner...Read More

Anglican Reading List

Lately, many people have asked me for some book recommendations about Anglican faith and practice. With Ron’s class on the Anglican way of following Jesus going on, I thought I’d use this blog post to throw out some suggestions of books that I’ve found particularly helpful in my own journey into Anglicanism...Read More

Freedom Through Obedience

Obedience, for some people with this word has an severe and harsh connotations. "You must obey God so that he will love you." For me, 30 years ago, the understanding that I could obey God and hear his word was actually liberating...Read More

Community--"Common Unity"

One of the neat memories I will always have about All Saints Dallas is the strong sense of community with which we started. We met on Sunday evenings for about nine months...Read More

Confessions of a College “Rich Man”

In college, I was quite “religious.” I had yet to think I needed a savior, BUT I knew I was needy! My needs? -- success in school and performances as well as with the opposite sex, popularity, and financial income to name a few...Read More

Come Celebrate With Us!

Winter Conference is an opportunity to see ourselves (All Saints Dallas) as part of a whole (the Mission), as part of the world-wide Anglican Communion and as part of a community worshiping abundantly together...Read More