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American Idol sees role for chaplain on show

I admit to being an occasional fan of American Idol. The spring and summer season talent contest brings out both the best and the worst in entertainment. The audition shows are filled with the truly awful, unintentionally horrible and, through the skill of editing, some raw, uncut gems of singers who move on to the final 31 and then final 13.

It all comes down to one last show where the top of the group compete. Some are completely forgettable.

Others have gone on to respectable careers in the entertainment industry.

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The Existential Cross of Christ

The Existential Cross of Christ

(Chapter 5 of 'The Existing Christ: towards and Existential Christology'.)

 

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Maid of the Mist Legends of Niagara Falls

Last week I asked students to research the Maid of the Mist, and I was real surprised when they came back with three completely different stories with the same title.

maid of the mist

I wonder what the tour company tells folks? Probably the story about the distraught dad who follows his daughter over the falls...

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Who has courage to follow Utah's homeless lead?

The American state of Utah may have found the solution to homelessness. It is hard to believe, but the evidence points to a simple, counter-intuitive idea that simply works.
 
Homelessness is a serious issue across North America. In the U.S. it is believed that 1.75 million people are on the street each day.
 
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A New Look At Old Things - February 16 sermon

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An explanation of church membership decline

If you want to start a discussion, ask why the number of people in the pews of the main line churches in Canada, and especially in the United Church, has declined precipitously since the 1960s.

 

The usual answer you will hear most often is that churches have moved away from God and have taken on a larger role in politics or made decisions which people disagree with.

 

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Gay Pride latest Olympic rights undercurrent

We are now well into the Olympic “season.” That’s the time which comes around every two years when the eyes of the world are focussed on a major centre for a sporting competition which is unparalleled in our history.

The Olympic Games, an international spectacle of incredible cost and spirit, brings people together to watch powerful human performances.

Men and women, their bodies tuned to the highest levels of skill and athletic perfection, compete among each other to strive to be the one who is “Higher. Stronger. Faster”.

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When We Fast ... - February 9 2014 sermon

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STORIES FROM FIRST, SECOND, THIRD & so on, CHILDHOODS

IN A DIALOGUE WITH A RATIONAL BELIEVER.

He calls himself RB?

RB? THIS IS AN INVITATION TO HAVE A DIALOGUE

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