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Musings from the editors of DisciplesWorld magazine on news, religion and whatever else we feel like writing about.

January 13, 2007

New Disciples blogs

Several new and noteworthy blogs by Disciples have come to our attention in the last month or so. Check them out --

CAPtions - "Curious, considerate conversation about faith and life," conducted by Tim Diebel, pastor of First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Tim's entry today on baptism is a wonderful reflection on what it all means, and especially appropriate as many churches will celebrate Jesus' own baptism tomorrow.

The Rethinking Youth Ministry blog by Brian, a Disciples pastor in the St. Louis area. Brian has some great video clips including one where he asks college students, "What do you think of the church?" He gets some interesting and honest answers.

Phillips Theolgical Seminary grad Dan Mayes' blog on My Space is where he goes about "Dismantling bad theology one CCM artist at a time..." and he has a cool video about hunger on his My Space site.

January 08, 2007

Here's your sign!

We at DisciplesWorld seem to have taken a little sabbatical from our blog...or perhaps that's just a spiritualized way of saying we've neglected it for awhile. In any case, we're back.

And with humor, thanks to John Helme, who emailed us the link to this offbeat story today. We don't have the permissions to post it on our Web site like we do with Associated Press stories, but we can certainly link to it here.

If you've ever wondered about some of the warning signs and labels on products, well, you're not alone. According to this BBC report, a Michigan group tracks them and issues awards for the wackiest.

As comedian Bill Engvall puts it, "Here's your sign!"

December 21, 2006

"O Holy Night" from "Studio 60 on Sunset Strip"

Here's another cool Christmas link, sent to us by Dan Paul, pastor of Pacific Grove Christian Church in California. Thanks Dan!

This version of "O Holy Night" is performed by musicians from New Orleans and organized by the Tipitina’s Foundation to rebuild the New Orleans music community.

A cool video link for Christmas

Thanks to Jon Woods for sending this link to a really cool video.

Shawn Gallaway - I Choose Love

November 06, 2006

Watkins on the road

Disciples General Minister and President Sharon Watkins has been on the road quite a bit lately, traveling to regional assemblies and encouraging the church to envision a bright future. While she was in Mesa, Ariz., for the AZ regional assembly, the local paper took the time to interview her and cover her speech.