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Does God Speak Presbyterian?

Michael J. Glodo[1] One of my most unsettling moments in a church court was a few years ago when a committee of the court presented a recommendation. As the presbyters were presented with the evidence and arguments behind the recommendation, … Continue reading

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Pep Talk re Illustrating

We live in the shift from the typographic to the iconographic age. The previous shift was from orality to typography, or literacy, as the medium of print gradually emerged, ultimately sealed by Gutenberg. This latter shift, from typography to iconography, … Continue reading

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Invocation

sounds of tuning, riffs on scales, quiet murmur of voices …tap, tap, tap! baton poised midair backs straighten, scooch forward on chair instrument to lips…inhale & hold! downbeat! overture like sea swells, its echoes will return buoyant upon Being, Wisdom, … Continue reading

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“Christ Is Risen!”…”So What?”

Tomorrow is Easter when Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Churches across America will celebrate Easter. Although many ministers who don’t believe it happened will stand in museum pulpits in what were once churches and try to think of … Continue reading

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Baptism is the new (old) penance

For my Lenten-friendly Protestant friends, I sympathize. You might have been raised in a tradition which regularly observed the liturgical calendar and find it perfectly normal. On the other hand you may be from an anti-liturgical tradition suspicious even of … Continue reading

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Proverbs for Beginning Seminary

Proverbs for Beginning Seminary Mike Glodo[1] Accept that you are now a big fish in a pond with other big fish – It is possible, even likely, that you are coming from a context in which your gifts for ministry … Continue reading

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Motel 6 Worship

Motel 6 Worship Christianity Today online recently compiled the response of several worship leaders to the question “should churches dim the lights for worship?”[1] What disappointed me was that none of the pro-light-show responses made any references to pop culture, … Continue reading

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Beginning Seminary: New Student Counsel by Mike Glodo

Get thee to the church – to a church, yes, but also to the church. Your time in seminary can provide the opportunity to experience a variety of local churches. You may have just left a situation in which you … Continue reading

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Dr. Frank Farrell, True Greatness

The following was written to Del and Nancy Belcher upon last week’s death of Nancy’s father, Frank Farrell. Frank and Marjorie “retired” to Orlando where he taught church history and Christian classics at Reformed Theological Seminary’s new campus during its first decade. A … Continue reading

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Memorial Homily for Imogene Glodo*

Honesty can be a challenge at a funeral. Truth be told, for some people, it’s hard to come up with a whole lot of good things to say when they’ve died. Funerals have a way of making saints out of … Continue reading

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