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Emergent Spirituality


Posted By on May 15, 2019

This is the first in a 3-part series on the topic of ’emergent faith’. Pastor Bo utilizes 2 reviews of the book, “Emergent Strategy”  The first review can be read here: https://www.colorlines.com/articles/three-lessons-adrienne-maree-browns-emergent-strategy The second can be read here: https://praxis.fortelabs.co/emergent-strategy-organizing-for-social-justice/ Email with any questions or comment below You can...

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Easter Sermons


Posted By on May 8, 2019

I hope that you are enjoying this amazing weather! Today I wanted to share the most recent sermon series. It was a 3 part sermon centered on Easter. The themes are: Palms as Protest Easter as Life … as Easter People The videos are below or you can listen to them on the podcast stream:...

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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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