Bo’s Blog


Deconstructing Faith at Church


Posted By on Jan 21, 2020

It is an honor and a joy to be at a church where you are safe to question things. It is incredible to be able to be able to bring your doubts, your hopes, your disappointments, and your big questions to a faith community that can handle it. I am constantly aware, as I talk to people near and far, who are not in a place where you allowed to do this. Last week I posted some videos and articles that I made – and I was delighted with the...

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More Fully Human


Posted By on Jan 14, 2020

The past week’s conversation was about being fully human.  During the sermon, we asked some questions about Jesus’ humanity and how that might shine some light on our humanity. The idea of ‘full humanity’ is a web of a overlapping and interlocking ingredients such as: Age Family Personality Race Gender Class Religion Sexuality Time/Era Region/Nationality Watch the video below or listen to the podcast audio...

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It is not too early to get started on “The Church of Us vs. Them”. This book will provide the weekly topics of our BrainStorming sessions in February, March, and April. Each week Pastor Bo will engage the chapter in this book and then pair it with a challenging view from church history. Our hope is to be a part of the solution and not to contribute to the problem. Here is the publisher’s preview of the book: We are...

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Fully Human


Posted By on Jan 9, 2020

What would it look like for you to be fully human? Is Jesus a good model for that? If Jesus was less than human because he was actually God in disguise (bad theology) then what do we lose with him as an example (or exemplar)? I like to ask people a series of questions: How did Jesus heal? Was Jesus good at math? Did Jesus even have diarrhea? Did Jesus know people’s futures? The problem with answering “he was God” too...

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Words Make Worlds (intro)


Posted By on Jan 9, 2020

We have started a new series in 2020 called “Words Make Worlds”. The words that use help us interpret our experience – but they also create our experience at some level. Here is a video of the introduction to the series. You can also listen to the audio on the podcast http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/words-make-worlds/ Join the conversation. Comment below or on YouTube. Email...

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Fully Human and Divine


Posted By on Jan 7, 2020

We say some lofty things around Christmas. Rightly so! There is a big idea at the center of our celebrations. What does it mean to be fully human? Is Jesus a model of that? Enjoy this video and comment below or email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com There is also an audio podcast http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/fully-human-and-divine/

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