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Change the Future


Posted By on Mar 27, 2019

I just wrapped up a 3 week series on change with a sermon called “I would prefer not to”. I would prefer not to The first week we asked “Can the past save us?” The answer is ‘no’. The next week talk about “the Life of the Ages” which is so much more than eternal life. We looked at how Jesus updated present religious practices in his time. This past week was a 4-layered experiment with...

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The Power of Narrative

The Power of Narrative


Posted By on Mar 27, 2019

Last week’s BrainStorm was about ‘narrative’. Humans are narrative mammals – which is to say that we tell stories to create meaning. Here is the audio (podcast) link if you want to listen in: N is for Narrative You may also like this profound article by NT Wright about how the Bible and our stories are part of a bigger story. Wright Church-BibleDownload email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com with any...

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Poetics of Transition

Poetics of Transition


Posted By on Mar 14, 2019

I (Bo) had the pleasure of being on the Theopoetics Podcast to talk about my transition away from evangelicalism. I retired from evangelism early this year but have not really had the chance to debrief that with anyone. My friend Tim reached out to offer me the space to do that publicly. It was a wonderful experience and we covered a LOT of ground. The 1/4 was about the past but then we moved into the present and the future. We also...

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Will the past save us? (sermon)


Posted By on Mar 12, 2019

Here are my sermon notes from the past week – video below Will the past save us ? I weekly hear well-meaning people romanticize the ‘early church’ or simple primitive I study this all the time: Books covers Make the past great again We even have something like this happening in our country right now: red hat This has been a major theme for me in the past decade The future of the church is not Europe’s past We have set sail and...

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3 Kinds of Christianity

3 Kinds of Christianity


Posted By on Feb 28, 2019

This Sunday (March 3) we are going to tackle two really interesting approaches to the same topic. At 10:30 our question is, “Is Jesus for the center?” or for the lowly? or for the powerful? or for us all? It is going to be really good conversation! Just before that gathering, we are covering something similar at 9am in BrianStorming (formerly Sunday School) with “L is for Liberation”. Check out the PDF below...

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