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Pastor's Blog

17
Apr

AGAIN?

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Again...blood stains, broken bodies, anguished expressions, tear-streaked faces.  No longer unthinkable.  Just the recurrent reaction..."again?".  The list gets longer, the places run together--Boston, Newtown, Colorado, Arizona. 9/11, Columbine, Oklahoma City.   We're introduced by pictures to lives that are prematurely cut short, families that are broken hearted, lives that are irrevocably changed.  Again.   Again.  The question arises--"Why?".  The perpetrator will be identified.  Neighbors, teachers, parents, detectives, judges, will try to answer that haunting question.  Why?  What moves a person to randomly, wantonly do such a thing?  Whatever answers are found, they will be woefully insufficient to speak to the magnitude of the hurt...
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11
Apr

NONE OF THE ABOVE

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They are called the "nones", as in "none of the above", the fastest growing self-description of religious affliation.  Almost 20% of Americans when asked whether they considered themselves Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, etc..., or 'none of the above", 1 in 5 chose "none".   A few years ago it was rare that you didn't identify with a faith tradition or a connection to a religous heritage.   Interpreting such a phenomenon is harder than admitting it's reality.  Some have seen this as an indication that America is soon to follow the steps of most of Europe where churches have become tourist destinations rather than places of...
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04
Apr

Coming Soon

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Beginning next week, I will be using this space to communicate "stuff".  It might be random musings, miscellaneous thoughts, items concerning the "First Family", or necessary challeges to our growth in faith in Jesus Christ.  I anticipate some of these things might create thoughts of your own--there will be a place for comments (and edited if necessary for appropriateness to our home page).  There is much out there that is needing interpretation out of our relationship to Christ.  There are a lot of voices and no lack of opinions, yet what is most absent is wisdom. I do not pretend to be...
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Contact Address: 13600 Minnieville Road Woodbridge, VA 22193                         Phone: 703-730-9009
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