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A Holy Agitator: My thoughts from Willimon’s book Bishop

A Holy Agitator. I think that is what I would call Bishop Will Willimon. There are a lot of people who aren’t afraid to speak their mind, but there is no one who quite has the theological mindset of Willimon. As I read through his most recent book Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question, I found myself nodding my head frequently, shaking my head occasionally, and AOL (Amening out loud) often. (I just came up with that, let me know if that is dorky or cool, or a combination of both.)

This is not a book review because I’m not the book reviewing type, but I do think great ideas should be shared, so I’ll share some of what the good Bishop writes, and then add my own commentary. Just so you know I read it on my Kindle, so I’ll put the Kindle location on the quote. I highlighted many passages in the book, so this is just the beginning. I hope you enjoy, learn, and get agitated.

The most important appointment a bishop makes is the selection of district superintendents…Nothing moves in the UMC until a DS commits to leading that change.” KL 259-265 Continue reading



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Aaronpedia Entry #4

Andrews, Dr. James is one of the 5 most influential people in sports, but nobody knows what he looks like.  He is mentioned almost daily on Sportscenter, as in, “(insert injured athlete name) is going to be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.”  It is never a good sign for your team when he is mentioned with one of your athletes.

Flax, Holly is Michael’s Scott’s ex-girlfriend on The Office.  She was perfect for Michael Scott.  She was slightly more normal, but had Michael’s unique sense of humor.  She is currently in New Hampshire, 8 hours away from Michael, no contract with NBC, but still in our hearts.  Maybe for some people there is more than one person they could marry, but for Michael it’s Holly or unhappiness. Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution

I have had some people ask me about what my New Year’s Resolution, so I thought I would share it here.  (Well actually, people haven’t asked, but I figure some of you might ask me, or if nothing else it is an acceptable question to ask and answer at the beginning of the year, but back to the matter at hand)  I used to have an annual New Year’s Resolution to be more organized.  I know it kinda defeats the purpose of having a New Year’s Resolution if you have to do it annually, so I thought now after some slight success in being more organized after 6 or so years..  I would begin a new annual New Year’s Resolution: Discipline. Continue reading

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