Plane Crash

Everyone here shuddered when we heard a “small plane” had crashed into a building on Manhattan’s East Side. My first thought: “They said the first plane was a small plane on 9-11 also.” The culture of fear continues. Your thoughts? http://feeds2.feedburner.com/GooglingGod

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On "Youth Ministry"

Amy Welborn has a great post on Youth Ministry in which I agree with much of her sentiments. While I am an expert in young adult (20s and 30s) ministry…I think that I’ve seen some good and badly executed youth ministry in the church and then I get to serve them as their young adult […]

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Old Friends

I had drinks with some old radio friends: Chris Thompson who continues to work at WOR Radio, is a womderful guy who made my time at WOR bareable. We worked closely together on the Food Talk program before he got kicked upstairs and I took his producing gig. Loads of fun. Becky Bennett who now […]

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My mom’s sister

My Aunt Sis died on Sunday evening. Please pray for her–Cecilia Ryan and for her children. In general, my extended family and I are not terribly close. This wake on Thursday is probably the first time I’ll see many of them in about a decade. We were once a close family but in recent years […]

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Prayers for Aunt Sis and more

I was just informed that my mother’s sister, Cecilia Ryan (Aunt Sis)is close to death. Please keep her and her daughter and grandchildren in your prayers. Also a directee that I’ve been corresponding with, has been diagnosed with brain cancer…this may explain the host of mental problems she’s been having…but it also means she has […]

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Soul Searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about my present life situation these days. Over the past 6 years I’ve become one of the experts in my ministry field, built a national web presence for the Paulists, started and co-hosted a podcast, and led a very successful retreat program (probably what I’m most proud of). I also […]

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Forgiveness

Much like the great example that John Paul II gave when he forgave his assassin, today we look to our Amish brothers and sisters who have openly forgiven the man who killed 5 Amish women in a senseless act of revenge over a 20 year grudge. Thursday’s funerals were scheduled for Naomi Rose Ebersole, 7; […]

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