I attended Michelle Obama’s Convocation Speech at Oberlin College. A speech that was won by the Nine Scholars program to help Local High School Students achieve (awesome!) Only problems were 1. Oberlin already had an awesome speaker lined up the Founder of SAVE the CHIDLREN on the 50yr anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Grad … Continue reading
Millenials, Church and perspective An insight I often give about millennial is that many people don’t search out a church (because lets face it, church shopping is a lot of work) until they feel settled. Millennial cannot feel settled because of the sociological-economic pressures of today, therefore: no church “Kinnaman said one of the key … Continue reading
One day Jesus told a parable (Luke 13:1-9)…there was a fig tree and the master came out to inspect it. “This tree has been here 3 years and never produced fruit, cut it down” “Tell you what, I’ll dig out a new home for the tree and give it fresh fertilizer (and water), why don’t … Continue reading
Why do I go to church? You know, most people my age don’t go to church Most of them don’t even believe in religion They may believe in God, but if they do it tends not to be the “standard” version of God These people are usually identified as “nones‘ (which is kind of a … Continue reading
Faith is a journey, and sometimes that journey isn’t an easy one. But as we learn more and more about Jesus, here is what we learned 1. Jesus did ministry on the move. You notice that Jesus is almost always making his way between cities? Sure Israel is the size of the New Jersey but … Continue reading
If you are a hard case theologian you know about the deep debate between emergent Christians (McLaren, Rob Bell, Brian Berghoef, etc) and the more (what is a non-insulting term for traditional, because I totally do not want to discredit these scholars) academic Christians such as James K. A. Smith If your not, then this … Continue reading
“Millenials (or nones) defined: we feel bad if we aren’t looking for another job (no matter how many we already have)”
Sören Kierkegaard, 19th century “Christ turned water into wine, but the church has succeeded in doing something even more difficult: it has turned wine into water.” Only the church can do that! Take Jesus’s Wine and turn it back into water–how do we do this, by constricting God Item 1: Grace Do you know what … Continue reading
http://www.faithandleadership.com/blog/01-10-2013/david-lose-its-time-think-differently “What’s the problem? someone might ask. “People don’t go to church in the numbers they used to,” we answer. No, that’s not the problem. “People don’t give money to programs like they once did.” Nope, not that either. These are just symptoms. And as long as you think the problem is lower attendance or … Continue reading
Originally posted on katyandtheword:
When I worked at the Psychiatric Hospital as a chaplain, one of the things I would do as often as possible was a Spiritual Assessment: Basically to get a feel of someone, their faith, and how it may or may not support them. One of the questions was “Do…
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