Author Archives: awtraughber

A Different Kind of Cuppa

This past Sunday’s WuMo by Wullf and Morganthaler is a nice picture of cultural appreciation taken to the extreme. I remember the first tour guide I ever had in England talk about how the best thing to do when your … Continue reading

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Pastors and Lonely People

It is interesting to me that Andrew Root gives his better definition of the office of pastor in a chapter titled “All the Lonely People.”  Search the terms pastor and lonely online and you’ll find at least one article a … Continue reading

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Missing the Mechanism for Persons?

As he does in some other books, Andrew Root attempts to give some historical context to what being a pastor has looked like throughout history.  This is also true for The Relational Pastor.  Early in the book, Root traces the … Continue reading

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The Personal and the Individual

Last week I started looking at some of the concepts articulated by professor Andrew Root in The Relational Pastor.  I’d like to continue to unpack some of his thinking this week, particularly as it relates to the shared life of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: On Brainstorming

A good collection of Sunday strip today.  This one from Jef Mullett stands out nicely from an educational perspective: sometimes the way to get to the hard work is to look like your playing . . . or at least … Continue reading

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Tolkien on Sermons

From the late-April 1994 from JRR Tolkien to his son Christopher concerning sermons: But as for sermons!  They are bad, aren’t they!  Most of them from any point of view.  The answer to the mystery is prob. not simple; but … Continue reading

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The War of Winners Begins

Wednesday night brought the two-hour premiere of Survivor‘s fortieth “season.”  This time around they’ve brought together twenty winners to battle it out for twice the normal prize.  And those first two hours didn’t disappoint.  A few interesting things:  It’s always … Continue reading

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