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#oberlin #MichelleObama #PCUSA intersecting #spiritual and #college

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

I #believe in #miracles, and other weird #Christian things…

http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Matthew+3:1-12&vnum=yes&version=nrsv Ps. 2:7-8 7I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you. 8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.” Brownson says that Baptism is not Salvation, but the promise of … Continue reading

The #God #Experience or Why do we do that #church thing?

Epiphany is a realization that changes you… that’s what the Magi had…it changed them Matthew 2:1-12 Then they were brave… Why? Because they experienced God….Experiencing God is like experiencing the stars. We can define the stars…but the experience of these burning masses of gas, is beyond a description. We can define God as this fully … Continue reading

Root Beer & M&Ms

To me, church tastes like root beer and M&M’s, thanks to First Pres in Malvern Arkansas that had old school GLASS bottled root beer. My parents office had an M&M machine. Being a pastor’s kid, I’ve probably put in more hours at church than most people, I’ve also probably done a lot more at church, … Continue reading

This sounds just like “Bible Study”…what’s different about all of this?

My Presbytery is trying to explore the whole 1,001 worshipping communities/church planting.  As we did we talked over exciting interest for starting a house church in the college area…   and we were discussing how to go about, different ideas and resources (i.e. Messy Church etc.) and someone asked “Can someone tell me, how this … Continue reading

Embodied Spirituality: (w)holistic faith and what it means

Good Examples of Embodied Spirituality tend to be as follows yoga monks working liturgical dance and Mr. Rogers (because he’s the Presbyterian Superhero of faith 🙂 Here is the Spiritual but not religious issue in sum: Christianity–more and more abstracted and spiritualized religion, emphasizing the moral lessons of the Bible, essentializing Jesus as love and … Continue reading

How do we get more people to come to church?

In the line of https://katyandtheword.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/a-post-about-being-post-well-post-everything/ let’s consider what the church really is!!

Life, Fairy Tales, God, Children: How Katy Works

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

It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood…

A new catch phrase that we have been working with in the church is “Won’t you be our Neighbor” yes…in the spirit of the great Mr. Rogers… If you recall the words the song it goes Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? could you … Continue reading

Les Mis: In any other story Javert would be the hero….

and other reasons why Les Mis is awesome 1. Its about real people struggling through their problems, and dealing and coping with them as best they can (they don’t end with a happily ever after or a death, instead life keeps going) 2. The love interests are not the main characters–like Disney’s Sleeping Beauty the … Continue reading

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