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First Christian Church /  Archive for July, 2015
the Disciple journey of life
Jul
15
2015

Disciples switched from an annually held International Convention to a biannual General Assembly in 1971.  I wasn’t there. Once again we met without me.  It wasn’t until 1975 that I attended the gathering in San Antonio and I’ve missed only two since.  In the course of these meetings, I first heard the hymns O Zion Haste,…

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Jesus cuts through the nonsense
Jul
15
2015

While living in South Carolina, I received several lessons on Freedom of Association, which is all about spending time with those for whom you care… and not others. I value that freedom for myself and others, so I will choose to be less frequent in one of my coffee stops.  Several times a month, I go…

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The confederate… the Southern Cross flag of St. Andrew
Jul
15
2015

I grew up in the former Confederate state of Tennessee.  When I removed myself to South Carolina I discovered the philosophy: Tennessee was a former “Southern” state.  It turns out former Confederate states that have “moved on” have relinquished their Southerness!  For the record, I don’t buy it. This philosophy ties its adherents to the past; couple…

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