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Being Open in 2012: Happy New Year from My52WOW

All day I have been thinking about what, if any, New Year’s resolutions I would make. As you can see, I am a big fan of choosing to make change one manageable step at a time. I like looking back after a period of time and seeing the progress that was made using that approach. … Continue reading

Making new friends in the Mile High City: Visiting the East Denver Church of Christ

This weekend, I found myself in the Mile High City –Denver, and before I found a place to watch Tim Tebow in the Broncos v Patriots game, I first did some research to find a place to worship. I drove down the hill from Evergreen, Colorado, where I will be working for the week, into … Continue reading

Happy Birthday my52wow.com!

A year ago today, I posted my first blog post on my52wow.com. For the first time, I shared my spiritual journey with you and my life has not been the same. Over the past year, I have had wonderful conversations and interactions with friends – both old and new. I have shared my spiritual challenges … Continue reading

Be Still And Know…Why the Project Continues

Some people ask how I ended up visiting 61 places of worship when my original commitment was to visit a different place of worship every week. Simple mathematics would mean that I should have visited 52 places of worship. But there were some weeks where there were more than one worship experiences that I wanted … Continue reading

A New My52WOW Book Club Book: Mere Christianity

To graduate from The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, my alma mater, students were required to take classes in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Westminster is a non-denominational Christian college preparatory school. I remember my New Testament course being “Tag-Taught” by two individuals, Dr. First Teacher, and Mr. Other Teacher (names changed of course, … Continue reading

And the winner was…

10:30 AM Service, Christ Universal Temple, Chicago, Illinois. Thanks so much to my friend Deanna for inviting me. The service was surprisingly delightful, and on point, and I enjoyed catching up with an old friend and having a fresh worship experience. I have a good idea what my next worship experience will be, given that … Continue reading

Where to This Weekend?

Last week, when I discussing this project with a new friend, she asked the question that I have been asked alot…where are you worshipping now? When the first 52 weeks ended, I wondered what the new year would bring. Would I go back to my home church? Keep going to different churches every week? What? … Continue reading

A contemplative, mellow way to worship: Taizé

Taizé has spawned a unique style of worship that has become popular in churches, retreat centres and seminaries throughout the world. The singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services is one of its trademarks. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or … Continue reading

Funny I was going to visit this church when I was in LA. But it looked too media-focused. I guess the pastor thought so too.

“Christian famous” pastor quits his church, moves to Asia By, Eric Marrapodi, CNN He pastored a 4,000-member church in California. He was a sought-after speaker at major conferences, wrote two best-sellers and launched a DVD teaching series. Then he abruptly resigned and left the country. But in Francis Chan’s unexpected journey there apparently is no … Continue reading

Weigh In: What do you do when life kicks you in the face?

Just curious, friends. When life kicks you in the face or punches you in the spirit (or uses a willing human subject to help with the dirty work), what do you do? Do you turn towards faith? A bubble bath and some candles? Revenge? Silent Meditation? Active retaliation? Weigh in.