Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Plain Vogue

Plain Dress in Vogue

Fashion styles come and go. It is said that the pattern is cyclical. Now it appears that plain dressing is catching on in the fashion world.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

One Man And One Wolfman

Typo Jeopardizes Proposition 8

Activists on both sides of the gay marriage debate were shocked when a typographical error in California's Proposition 8 changed the state constitution to restrict marriage...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bingo [Octorber 2008]

M&M Board Buzzword Bingo


Will the M&M Board meetings melt in your mouth and not in your hand? For your entertainment during your idle time, don't forget to take along Buzzword Bingo.

If you're not happy with the sheet that you're initially presented, click Reload until you get a card that looks like a winner.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Don't Worry. Be Happy.

Crisis Averted
Don't Worry; Be Happy - Matthew 6:34
"We don't have anybody else to turn to but God," says Rocky Twyman. "We have to turn these problems over to God and not to man."

Twman started Pray At The Pump meetings at petrol stations in April. Since then, the average price of what the US calls gasoline has fallen from more than $4 a gallon to $3.80.

Pray At The Pump plans to build on its success and drive gasoline prices even lower. In the words of Rocky Twyman: "We just thank God for blessing us with small victories and we expect greater things to come."

And while we're on the subject of gas...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bingo [July 2008]

300th Anniversary General Board Buzzword Bingo


Afraid that the business sessions will feel like they're 300 years long? For your entertainment during your idle time, don't forget to take along Buzzword Bingo.

If you're not happy with the sheet that you're initially presented, click Reload until you get a card that looks like a winner.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Screaming

I Scream, You Scream

Conservative Brethren, liberal Brethren, progressive Brethren, fundamental Brethren, left Brethren, right Brethren, wrong Brethren, red brethren, blue Brethren, and moderate purple Brethren all agree that it's a good idea.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Beardless

There's a Disturbance in the Force.

We've spotted a disturbing trend in the Brotherhood. While it's been a long time since anyone's seriously expected to see a head covering or a Brethren beard on any given Sunday morning with any kind of regularity, you could always count on those few outré young adults who hold on to the old ways. You could count on spotting a few at Brethren gatherings such as NYAC or Annual Conference and they always brought a warm fuzzy feeling to your insides. Whether it was the sincerity or outrageousness it was a welcome pillar to the foundation of the Brotherhood.

Well, they're becoming more scarce. When before, for example ,you could count on spotting the odd Brethren beard amongst those studying at Bethany it now seems that there's less hirsuteness to be found on those hallowed grounds. All too soon it will all be a memory.

Have you seen me?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Barely Alive

Barely Alive


MISSIONARIES HAVE CONFERENCE!

SO DO THEIR OVERSEAS HOUSEKEEPERS,
DRIVERS, PLUMBERS, & GARDENERS!
  • new strategies in reusing old wine bottles and
    other banned artifacts that must be hidden in the house!
  • insight sessions on how to deal with white people's
    unruly children you must babysit!
  • how to cook white people food in a foreign land...
    Spaghetti! Onion Rings! Omelettes! Chicken Pot Pies! Even Pizza!
  • how to continue the relationship several years
    beyond their stay and get money and gifts, clothes and pictures!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Forbearance Bingo [March 2008]

Forbearance Bingo

Afraid that the meeting agenda is going to be long and tedious? For your forbearance during your idle time, don't forget to take along Buzzword Bingo.

If you're not happy with the sheet that you're initially presented, click Reload until you get a card that looks like a winner.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2008 Manchester RYC

300th Anniversary Update: Manchester RYC Will Not Celebrate Anniversary.

The Regional Youth Conference (RYC) 2008 won't be held at Manchester (Ind.) College in April 2008 and is not being planned as a celebration of the 300 years of history of the Church of the Brethren. The theme will not be, “Cherishing the Tradition: The Church of the Brethren, 300 Years of Faithfulness,” with Mark 12:30-31 as the focus scripture.

A line-up of Brethren musicians and story tellers will not lead the conference. Musicians will not include Michael Stern, Andy and Terry Murray, or Peg Lehman. Jim Lehman will not be the story teller. Other stories will not be brought by people involved in current church programs, videos of Brethren ministries, or people representing Brethren from history. The weekend will not include worship experiences or concerts.

Students in grades 6 through 12 are not invited to register or attend; neither are adult advisors or youth volunteers. Other interested adults are not invited to attend concerts or story telling times. Registration packets will not be available in January.