I actually laughed out loud, Jake. Not too much, but it was audible. I think the focus is on people who lost a loved one in the last year since Christmas can be a rough time for them. I like the idea that a church would stop ignoring lament. But you should wait for someone […]
OK, so I’m not a Methodist… Well, what are you waiting for? :-) Andy, email me your Blue Christmas stuff. My last church did one my last Advent there but wasn’t able to go because I was sick. I’ve been thinking about doing one but just haven’t been motivated. If I start planning now I […]
Unlike every other comment section in the cyberspaces, Thom Rainer’s blog post has some good ones explaining why there was an exemption to begin with. At least in Arkansas there is no property tax on church buildings.
Dork move or not (I know what you meant) it doesn’t make logical sense for us to get that benefit when no other vocation does. I just hope they’ll phase it out or set a sunset date for it a couple of years down the road so I can get my things in order. It […]
It’s an inevitability but I hope in response someone will file a lawsuit from the clergy side that will end the absurd “You’re self-employed on social security taxes and an employee for everything else.” That way I might actually get to stop paying someone to prepare our taxes (it’s really stinking confusing for me and […]
This is the kind of guy Andy C is. Who does this for a friend? Jesus and Andy, that’s who.
I’ve been supporting Voice of the Martyrs in one way or another since I was in college in the late 90′s.
Your second favorite artist (behind Thomas Kincaide, RIP), is out with a new masterpiece.
The UMC. Online communion. I might become a Lutheran.
I’m sure there are some Methodists in the PNW that would love to do just that, but I’m not one. Take out the hardline Calvinist stuff (haha) and I’ve got more in common with MHC theologically than my fellow elders. I was in Seattle in July and worshipped with MHC at their downtown campus which, […]