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Formula For Success?

Formula For Success?


Posted By on Dec 12, 2018

I am not a big fan of formulas normally. They are too prescriptive and too … formulaic ?  I found a formula recently that I really liked. It connected with me so I decided to share it with Sunday School, Church Council, a pastor’s group and a seminary class. Is this a formula for success? Not everyone thinks so! Focused Intensity – over Time – multiplied by the ‘God’ factor I always pay...

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Something funny has happened in the past month. I have been told by somebody that each element of our Sunday gatherings is their favorite … and somebody else’s least favorite. Passing of the Peace Music and Singing Prayer Sermon Conversation Communion Videos This is fascinating to me – and I love that we can talk about it! This is part of our life together. This is how community works. Each aspect or element connects...

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Worship Words Matter


Posted By on Dec 2, 2018

The early churches developed a saying: The rule of prayer is the rule of faith As we have moved through the centuries, things have changed. Our worship communities have moved from being centered on prayer, to sacrament, to preaching … and now many are centered on music. I am proposing that now, the rule of worship is the rule of faith. Watch this 5 minute video and let me know what you think. you can also check out...

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Progressive Faith IS Different


Posted By on Nov 30, 2018

A short video (5 min) about how progressives and liberals not only believe different things than conservatives and evangelicals … but they believe them differently. From Missions to Eschatology -they both believe different things and they hold those beliefs differently. Let me know your...

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Bring On December!

Bring On December!


Posted By on Nov 27, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Every December, as we get ready for Christmas, the 4 weeks that lead up to the big day are my favorite 4 weeks of the year. The season is called ‘advent’ and it is a time of waiting and reflecting in anticipation. There are 2 elements that I am especially looking forward to this year: First is the lighting of the advent wreath. Each week there will be a reading that helps us...

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Consider the Crows


Posted By on Nov 15, 2018

One tradition I really like surrounding communion, is that you never throw the bread in the trash or pour the cup down the drain. Once the bread and cup have been blessed, you are supposed to return them to earth from which they came. I love this imagery. It helps me to think about the grain that became the flour for the loaf and to think about the vines rooted in the earth that brought forth the grapes. I do this, not in a...

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