SavingBellevue.com

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I’d noticed that some people were searching for information on ‘saving bellevue,’ so I’m not surprised to see that www.savingbellevue.com is now up and running — with 34,000 hits. I think it’s safe to say that the dynamics of congregational disagreement have changed. Even a few years ago, it was relatively rare for the downtrodden… Read more »

WSJ on PDC

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette republishes a fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal about churches trying to implement Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven model. Even if you think Warren has a lot to say about starting churches, I think the Warren-approved “Transitions” model often brings disaster. While PDC is at least based on personal experience, Warren hasn’t… Read more »

Christmas time!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed your fall — because the good folks at World Market were putting out Christmas decorations tonight.  The day after Labor Day.  Good. Grief. Even the workers were glum.  All three that I saw said, “I know, it’s way too early,” or something like it…

Christian movies

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My wife and I have watched The Gospel and Second Chance recently — both are surprisingly good church-based films.  Christian cinematography has been talked about for years,  but I think Passion of the Christ started a chain reaction that means there is finally money to put into quality religious movies. Interestingly, both movies have similar… Read more »