Author Archives: revjatb

About revjatb

I am a father of six who is trying to do his best! My interests are varied. I have one blog, KnowTea, that is primarily focused on liturgy and worship and another one, Bengtsson's Baking, that is about, well, baking! I hope you enjoy both of them, and if you have any questions, please contact me!

The Church Year as Civil Disobedience

I heard a great sermon on this First Sunday of Advent, preached by Wayne McLaughlin at the Montevallo Presbyterian Church. The Montevallo congregation follows the Narrative Lectionary instead of the Revised Common Lectionary, and the reading in the Narrative Lectionary … Continue reading

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Bring back the organ!

Throughout the 1990s, churches experimented with the “seeker-friendly” or “Willow Creek” philosophy of church marketing. One of the underlying premises of this philosophy was, if you want to attract “unchurched” people to your church, then the last thing your church … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Organ!

(Originally published on 27 December, 2011) Throughout the 1990s, churches experimented with the “seeker-friendly” or “Willow Creek” philosophy of church marketing. One of the underlying premises of this philosophy was, if you want to attract “unchurched” people to your church, … Continue reading

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New Item on Baking Site

Great new item for the Fourth of July over on the baking site! I can only bake so many, so get your order in TODAY! Click here to read all about it.

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Something for Everyone

The following is a press release (of sorts) that I did for a friend’s web site. Please feel free to share it yourself, either by linking to this blog post or by copying and pasting the release to your own … Continue reading

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Two Books

Two very different books, on two very different subjects. Really need your support. Please download one, or both, of these books if you can today by any means. Cost is only $6 each. Posts about these eBooks have been seen … Continue reading

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Sacraments Book Updated!

My book on the sacraments has been GREATLY revised and updated. There is more historical information, as well as more practical information on how to celebrate the Eucharist. How often should a church celebrate Communion? Why do some churches baptise … Continue reading

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