Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

23 January, 2009

Get Thee to Church!

The Rogue Reverend is not a typical Christian. Lest you be deceived, most Christians aren’t as cool as Lia. Do not assume that because you like the Rogue Reverend, Christians are cool. Do not rush to your local church looking for friends like the Rogue Reverend. However, there are some good reasons for finding a […]

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19 January, 2009

MLK and the "Irrelevant Social Club," a.k.a. Church

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I take some time to read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Although I was raised all over the southeast, Birmingham is home for me. Nine years ago, I was leading a mission trip to El Salvador, and had arranged for our team to visit the final home […]

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19 January, 2009

Sermon: Six Words

I Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51 The National Constitution Center has been having a contest, called Address America: Six Words to Inspire a Nation. The rules are thus: write a six-word inaugural speech. All the winners would be submitted to Barack Obama and his speech-writing team. Here’s one of my favorites: These are testing times, study […]

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18 January, 2009

What Is This Preaching Thing?

In seminary, they tell you that preaching is “The Word of God mediated through the preacher’s personality.” That sounds so egotistical! It is, however, quite a responsibility: to be true to the text from which you’re preaching (for me, it’s the Bible), to be true to your understanding of who God is (remember! God is […]

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15 January, 2009

Umm… Mind Your Boundaries, Please

I led a discussion on boundaries today for a Peer Learning Group of ministers. It was a fun group, and they didn’t mind a little ribbing coming their way. But the topic, boundaries, really made me think some more about life and blogging. I’d like to be very clear about my boundaries. Physically, you’re welcome […]

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