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A Little Optimism In Your Wallet (if you’re in NYC, that is)

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Great read on a simple art project for the New York Metro transit card. Or, another indicator that Joel’s latest New York visit really did rub off on the town … On the back of seven million MetroCards distributed this fall is a single printed word: “optimism.” Composed in clean, bold, sans-serif letters, it floats […]

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A Little Easter Reading – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Happy Easter to one and all. Just thought I’d add a little reading to the agenda while I watch Easter Sunday services online. » National Geographic: Soul of Russia: Driven underground for 75 years, the faith of the Russian tsars now enjoys favored status. … A fascinating read that depicts the good and bad of […]

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A Little Harmony « Faith-Based Blog

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

17Jul/10 It’s been a while since I’ve posted any tunage. Just as well … it’s been a while since I’ve spent some quality time with either guitar or recorder. In this week’s episode, I’ve added a new toy to the playpen and the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone effect pedal was in use. I went with […]

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A Little Catching Up – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

My regrets for the dropoff in pace of blogging last week. I’ve had a combination of being just slightly under the weather and just enough overworked to fit very little else into the personal calendar. A few minor notes will have to suffice for now. For starters, the Wednesday praise & worship night was just […]

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A Little Christmas Music …

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Saturday’s form of entertainment for Koinonia is “Christmas Jukebox” this Saturday. I’m told not to expect more than two songs making the rotation depending on how many people bring a CD for playing. This puts me in a bind. I think I’ve got my one song to get on the list no matter what, but […]

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A Joyful Noise [UPDATED] – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

… showmanship has its limits in praise-rock music. The musicians don’t want to distract themselves, or their audiences, from the higher purpose of serving God; in interviews they talked about not exuding rock-star charisma but instead remaining humble. “We’re not up there to have people say, ‘Wow, what an amazing band,’” Mr. Day said. His […]

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A Lesson on Faith – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Of course, it’s comments like this that bring on a host of debates about Pastor Osteen’s message from the critical corners of theology. Is he saying that you can only see diabetes pass you by if you believe hard enough? No. What he’s saying is that if you don’t see the possibility of a geneticly […]

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A Few Thoughts From the PTL Episode

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Matt Crouch: So, the “Gospel lite” is certainly criticism among some that … you’re explaining yourself. That’s the way God put it in your heart. Have you realized that you’re starting from your beloved parents … that basically, you’re fulfilling what you feel for your generation and it might be different from their generation …. […]

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A Habit of Remembering – FaithBasedBlog.com

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

Well, there’s a buzz in the air at Lakewood. Joel referenced the fact that we’re now a few weeks away from our first year in the new facility. The sermon was a good tie-in to that point, as it was a spinoff of Psalm 77:11-12 … The point here is that there are numerous situations […]

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A Few Reading Options for the Month

By PaulT / December 19, 2017

So I’m in a bit of flux right now regarding a good book or two for the month. I’ve been tempted to dive into N.T. (Tom) Wright’s Bible commentaries, starting with Luke for Everyone. But as tempting as that is, there’s also a side of me that seems to think this wouldn’t really be much […]

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