Wednesday, September 26, 2012

[Shared Post] A Pastoral Letter on the Marriage Amendment

Dennis posted: "I wrote the following for the church newsletter regarding the proposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment which would limit marriage to one man and one woman.  The thrust of this letter was to share why I stood where I stood, but do it (hopefully) in a spirit "

[Shared Post] Sermon: "This Woman's Work"

Dennis posted: "  "This Woman's Work" Proverbs 31:10-31 September 23, 2012 First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN I'm taking a risk in preaching this text.  The passage in Proverbs about a "capable" wife and as you can tell, I'm a man.  Men"

Thursday, September 20, 2012

[Shared Post] Church AND State

Dennis posted: "I wrote the following in response to a blog post about the United Methodist's General Board of Church in Society: I should start off by saying I'm not a Methodist but a Disciple. I agree with Tom in a sense that some of the bad feelings about agencies "

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

[Shared Post] Elizabeth Warren, Mitt Romney and the Common Good (And My Answer Is Not What You Would Expect)

Dennis posted: "My dear partner and I are a mixed marriage.  He's comes from Norwegian and Swedish ancestry, I am African American and Puerto Rican.  It's gets better: he's a Democrat and I'm a Republican. This means that we tend to have some interesting talks during e"

Saturday, September 15, 2012

[Shared Post] Fear of a Fundamentalist Planet

Dennis posted: "So quick, what is a Progressive Christian? I can come up with two answers. First, we are a bunch of Democrats who like to go to church and talk about God. Second, we are NOT evangelicals/fundamentalists. One of my favorite site to visit is Pathe"

Saturday, September 08, 2012

[Shared Post] I'm Jesus Christ and I Approve This Message.

Dennis posted: "Well, now the Democrats have finished their convention with leaves me with some more questions.  Being probably one of the few Disciples of Christ pastors that is not a Democrat, I tend to observe how my colleagues act.  As the Democrats politicked in C"

Saturday, September 01, 2012

[Shared Post] Some Thoughts on Politics, Partisanship and Christian Witness

Dennis posted: "As the GOP end their convention in Tampa and the Democrats get ready to gear up in Charlotte next week, I have a few thoughts about Christians and politics: We really take ourselves way to seriously.  There was a time in my life when I happened to be "