The movie The Iron Lady--about Margaret Thatcher, prime
minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990--is worth
watching for a number of reasons. One is the opportunity to refresh our
minds about a major figure of recent history and her influence upon
those times. Another is to watch Meryl Streep’s performance in the role.
Tomorrow is the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in
Haiti. In today’s 24-hour news cycle driven world, two years ago is
practically medieval. While most of us sail along merrily, as if nothing
ever happened, Haiti continues to be a humanitarian disaster.
What are supply
clergy? Are they merely ordained persons who are authorized to use the
costume, magic words and hand motions needed to legitimize an hour of
worship while the life of the congregation goes along without them quite
well, thank you very much?
I probably shouldn’t tamper with the wording of a song for the title of this post. Cee Lo Green has sparked
a lot of controversy with his New Year’s Eve rendition of John Lennon’s
“Imagine,” in which he changed “no religion, too” to “all religion’s
I have never found the New Year very interesting. While I enjoy the
celebration of Christmas, the New Year is basically a time to hang a
different calendar on the wall and to spend the first month trying to
remember to write 2012 instead of 2011.
It's become a cliche in pastor circles. How hard the holidays are.
Sometimes cliches can make the reality rather than represent it, but in
this case, I do think the holidays are particularly challenging for most