Celebrating 2 Years of Daily Blogging

Today I celebrate two years of daily blogging.  Amazingly, I have now written at least one post every day for the last two years. A year ago I reflected on my first 365 days.  This year, I opt for an approach that is more celebrative than reflective.  I celebrate Friendships - those that have emerged or developed as a result of my writing Learning - the ongoing opportunity to be a lifelong learner (and to relate what I am learning in community -- see friendships above) Discipline - Read More …

Why People Choose Your Church

According to the Faith Matters Survey (2006) of 3108 people, the top reasons people chose their current congregation (according to reasons they indicated were "very important) are Theology or religious beliefs (60%) Liturgy or style of worship (45%) Marriage, spouse, or partner (40%) Family [other than spouse] (40%) Clergy (39%) Location (32%) Childhood congregation (27%) Friends Political or social views So What? Liturgically speaking today is the first Sunday of Read More …