Monthly Archives: February 2013

More about the Tree and its roots

I want to continue to ponder the metaphor that the church is like a tree.  In my last post I used the practice of anointing with oil for healing as an example of what might be considered miracle life among … Continue reading

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Miracles among the Roots

My memory of Berry’s lecture suggests that if there are miracles in the church they will be found in the roots i.e. in the small communities of the church.  This was not true in the fifties in my experience unless it had … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on my Pastoral Role

In the 1950’s Rhoda and I were appointed and supported by the Eastern Mennonite Board to serve as mission superintendent and pastor of a small city mission church in Tampa, Florida.     I have sometimes described my informal role in … Continue reading

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