Category Archives: Community

Leaders 2

I covered a lot of ground in my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s Leaders.  I finished Nixon’s chapter about French leader Charles de Gaulle, and I read a significant portion of his chapter about General Douglas MacArthur and Japanese Prime … Continue reading

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“I Come with Joy”

At church this morning, I enjoyed reading the lyrics of the hymn, “I Come with Joy”, which we sang for communion.  Here are two stanzas that particularly stood out to me, along with my comments. “As Christ breaks bread and … Continue reading

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Completing The Different Drum

I finished M. Scott Peck’s The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace. My latest reading had a few paradoxes, even if Peck may not classify them as such.  He wants for groups to be inclusive, even politically, for he states … Continue reading

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Spiritual Alienation, Yet Extroversion

I got a lot read of M. Scott Peck’s The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace.  A significant part of this book overlaps with Peck’s Further Along the World Less Traveled, in the sense that Peck discusses the four spiritual … Continue reading

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The Basement Group

In my latest reading of The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, M. Scott Peck talks about the Basement Group, a group that gathered together once a week to discuss spirituality. In Peck’s story, the Basement Group started with a … Continue reading

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Problems in and Outside of Community

In my latest reading of M. Scott Peck’s The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, I could identify with some of the people and problems Peck discussed.  Peck mentioned a man named Marshall who wanted to focus on abstract theology … Continue reading

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A Place Where People Can Be

I started M. Scott Peck’s The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace.  I’d like to use as my starting-point something that Peck says on page 103, as he describes a hypothetical group that has entered into a state of community: … Continue reading

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Individualism and Community

At church this morning, an issue that was swimming through my mind was individualism and community. The hymns that we sang this morning largely seemed to focus on the individual’s relationship with God.  God loves me.  God has forgiven me.  … Continue reading

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Finding Christian Community

Bryan’s post, Gordon Fee: “The New Testament Does Not Understand Individualistic Christianity” , has inspired me to post this article from Helium that I wrote. It has consistently received high ratings, and that blesses me. Hopefully, my problems can cease … Continue reading

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