I look over as I raise my glass, the bread has been swallowed individually, because we are all individuals in Christ, and there is Westley, 7 years old and dead serious. “This is the blood of the New Covenant, Friends, drink ye all of it” I pronounce. Westley holds his cup as steady as he … Continue reading
This year my eldest is 8 so when we explained the presidential election, we had a lot of discussion about voting for the person who would be best for everyone, not just me. We explain that greed/selfishness is about valuing oneself over the community, talk about a heave conversation. Here in Acts 5:1-11 you have stories … Continue reading
Pokemon Go is not new technology, its based upon Ingress which uses google maps landmarks to create a fun reality that layers on top of the landscape of life. In fact, the idea is not that different from Geo-caching which has been around for a LONG time. What PokemonGo has done is hit all the … Continue reading
This is my third post in our Farmer’s Market Series
Why Farmer’s Market?
How Farmer’s Market?
Five years into running a farmer’s market we have the following results. Continue reading
A congregation came to Jesus and said, “Good teacher, what must we do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said, do the commandments. “Love and respect your neighbor. Have courage to do new things. Enter the world to support those in need. Gather as God’s family and honor everyone as human. Render to no one evil … Continue reading
Because those are hope building practices, and this is how to defeat evil. This is how #hopewins, this is how we defeat #terrorism, not with weapons or policies, but with the refusal to live a life of fear. Continue reading
Why is Song of Solomon in the Bible? Seriously, what is with the Bible having a book that is written by a human to a human being? (There used to be a Jesus as the Bridegroom and Church as the Bride interp. but its frankly sexist and old fashioned) Here are two people expressing love … Continue reading
1. Christianity to me isn’t about finding all the answers, but asking the essential questions (look at the Gospel its people asking Christ ?s and Christ asking people ?s) gathering together and acknowledging that God is bigger and greater than our understanding of things, and we’d rather see thing more God’s way than our own … Continue reading
Nextchurch2015 We are listening to the immeasurable Diana Butler Bass who is greatly illustrating her theories on church and culture, when the news breaks on twitter a little before 7:30 (she started at 7). Its a amazing, its wonderful. I text the news to my parents. I can’t believe it. Twitter is going crazy. The … Continue reading
My church works hard to be community oriented and to be out in the neighborhood. 1 that runs a Neighborhood Farmer’s Market in our parking lot from May-Oct, completely thru volunteers 1 that arranges for free exercise classes (with babysitting) during the farmer’s market A Market that book-ended by 2 Chicken BBQ fundraisers (the company … Continue reading
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