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Don’t let noise distract you from God’s love

Don’t let noise distract you from God’s love BY DANIEL GRISWOLD danielgriswold@gmail.com Originally Published in the Bluffton Ed. of The Island Packet, on February 18, 2014  Thomas … [Read more...]

A Short Guide to Visiting Churches for Worship and God Forbid…Fun

I can’t hide the fact that I love visiting different churches.  While I sometimes get frustrated by the fragmented nature of Christianity post-1000-ish AD, I’ve also found that the … [Read more...]

Keep an open mind when it comes to family worship services

  Keep an open mind when it comes to family worship services Published: August 20, 2013, The Island Packet, Bluffton Edition   By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Have you … [Read more...]

There is a Place for Young People in an Aging Society

There’s a place for young people in an aging society Published: July 30, 2013, The Island Packet, Bluffton Edition By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com A wise man told me … [Read more...]

Experiencing A Better World Through Mission

Juaqin and Me Experiencing pure joy through helping others is closest thing to heaven on earth Published: July 3, 2013 in The Bluffton Packet By DANIEL GRISWOLD — … [Read more...]

Mobile Ministry: Bringing God’s word to the people of the Community

Mobile ministry brings word of God to the people of the community By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Published: June 21, 2013 The Bluffton Packet, supplement to The Island … [Read more...]

Beginning in Youth Ministry: Remaining in Adulthood and Maintaining Boundaries

Beginning in Youth Ministry: Remaining in Adulthood and Maintaining Boundaries By Daniel Griswold  (This is the original copy prior to publication in The Advocate Newspaper of the United Methodist … [Read more...]

The Sacred Landscape of Music – a Transcendant Realm in Which We Meet God

Music an important part of creating a sacred space for worship Published: May 21, 2013 For The Island Packet, in the Bluffton Edition By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com My dad, Larry, is … [Read more...]

Dealing with the Doubts of Thomas, our Twin (Article)

  Doubting Thomas might have a twin … in us Published: April 24, 2013 The Island Packet, Bluffton Edition By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Since moving to the Hilton Head … [Read more...]

Interesting Article: Youth ministry at Clemson UMC: more than fun and games (repost from the SC Advocate)

Youth ministry at Clemson UMC: more than fun and games By Ken Garfield (reposted here) This was first published in Faith & Leadership, http://www.faithand leadership.com, and The Advocate … [Read more...]

Are you a Twin? Notes for Next Week’s Talk on Thomas (Didymus – The Twin)

Lunch with the Dans – Thomas, Didymus, Twin Part 2 (1) Didymus is Greek for “Twin” Facts: *Twins are more common since the 1980′s, 1 in every 30 births *Twins tend to be … [Read more...]

The Prodigal Son(s): Notes on Kevin DeYoung’s Sermon on Luke 15:1-32 at TGC 2013

Luke 15:1-32 Sermon Notes on Kevin DeYoung‘s Talk at The Gospel Coalition Conference 2013 (1) The Context (Parable) Tax Collectors and Sinners chilling w Jesus – Pharisees unhappy Sinners … [Read more...]

Notes from Dr. Kenda Dean’s sessions at Symposium on Youth, Religion and Culture (Spartanburg Methodist College)

Symposium on Youth Ministry with Dr. Kenda Dean Spartanburg Methodist College Thursday April 11th, 2013 Speakers: “Kenda Creasy Dean, professor of youth, church and culture at Princeton … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Corner: Hope and Reconnecting in Lenten Season

Take a moment to reconnect with God — and hope — this Lenten season Published: February 25, 2013  By DANIEL GRISWOLD — danielgriswold@gmail.com Our church has a wonderful basketball … [Read more...]

Notes on Christian Love (from a Discussion at Zeppelin’s Restaurant in Bluffton 3/14/13)

Lunch with the Dan’s Conversation 3/14/13 Scripture: John 13:31-35  When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God … [Read more...]

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