Monday, 03 August 2015, 08:20 pm PDT

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Boy in the Bands

Is it time to reconsider the UCC?

I wouldn’t make a habit of it. Picked up, with other Japanese groceries, at Hana, after services at Universalist National Memorial Church. [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Reading “Church Refugees”

When minister and friend Derek Parker mentioned that he was in a study group, and that they were reading a book about people who were once devoted church members but have left the church without gi... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

A fee to see the MFC?

So, I’ve heard through the grapevine that ministerial candidates are being charged $250 to see the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Said grapevine i... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

An unlikely word about convention economy

The World Congress of Esperanto (Universala Kongreso, or UK) started its meeting this evening in Lille, France. I’m not there; perhaps next year in Slovakia. But to mark the occasion, I looke... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Resources from the Management Center

I was talking to a friend tonight about management — church management in particular — and once again turned back to a favorite resource, the Management Center. I can recommend their co... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Notes, from the Disciples GA for ours next year

This is less blog post and more notepad, to record on-the-ground observations from attendees of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly. They’re meeting in Columbus, Ohio ... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Following the Disciples General Assembly

As some of you know, I trained for the ministry and received the degree of Master of Divinity at Brite Divinity School, a theological seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Chr... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Bad church member, or expectations considered

So, it’s the eleven o’clock hour, and I’m at home. Late rising, some work around the house and — dang! after ten o’clock and unshowered, so I decided to stay home from... [read more]

Boy in the Bands

Boy in the Bands

Economics of City Ministry

Boy in the Bands

Hosea Ballou commemorated

Boy in the Bands

The automated ministry