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Stuff Christians Like

May 31, 2012


Last weekend Evan and I visited the former home church of preacher’s kid and author John Acuff who is known for his blog and book Stuff Christians Like, a satirical yet sympathetic review of odd church practices.  I visited the church to critique the windows (the good stuff) and walls (and not so good stuff) […]

April 11, 1995: The Day I Enbraced “Gay Marriage”

May 22, 2012


Twenty years ago a dying man handed me a typewritten manuscript which he had hoped I could somehow use in the eulogy he expected me to give in his memory.  John Saunders Bone died of Pancreatic Cancer but I did not offer the eulogy.  John and his partner Bill were, after all, beloved members of […]

Church Where Police Must Wait Outside

May 15, 2012


Wesley United Methodist Church 114 Main Street,  Worcester, MA May 13, 2012 Should a worshiping congregation be open to all people?  If so, at what point does behavior dictate removal? Two weeks ago a visitor to worship at  Wesley UMC Worcester was surrounded by three police officers seeking his removal.  The church leadership did what […]