Posts Tagged "Bible"


  In this video, Katie is at the table to chat with Pastor Bo about the chapter in “Practicing Faith”  Honoring the Body is the topic and this 14 minutes is packed with thoughtful depth.      ...

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May 15, Tuesday night at 7pm we are going to meet a The Lodge at Cascade Brewing for food and drinks. [7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225] This video will be our topic of conversation.  Please watch it twice (6 minutes).  Pick your favorite phrase that she says and your least favorite. It will be great to compare notes and see where there is overlap and where there is not. Word of God from Erika Spaet on...

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There is something uniquely intense about words that start with the letter ‘I’ when it comes to the study of religion and scripture. It is an unfortunate quirk in the English language that leads negatives – or negations – to begin with the letter ‘I’. We are talking about infallible, inerrant, and inspired.  The important thing to know right off the bat is that: Those words are not interchangeable Those words are vastly different in...

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This Sunday (Nov 5) is going to be an interesting conversation.  Pastor Bo has invited his friend Brett Stuvland to come to the table and help him through something. The passage that gets called ‘the Lord’s Prayer’ has a couple of problems. Bo is going to point them out and Brett is going to attempt to explain them. Come be a part of the...

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UPDATE:  Link to the audio podcast of this class  Here is a preview of our topic for this Sunday: Genre is by far the most important thing about the Bible that many people who claim to be ‘Bible-believing’ don’t know. Nothing matters more than genre when it comes to reading the Bible. According to Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Kindle Locations 593-595). “Genre: A term that refers to different types or varieties of literature...

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Next Wednesday (Oct 25) were are celebrating finishing our first book (Galatians) in Progressive Bible Study and we getting ready to start the Gospel of Mark (Nov 1). We want to have dinner together and chat about reading the Bible through a progressive lens. Let us know if you’re coming so that we can make sure to have enough food.  Here is the Facebook event [link] and a short...

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We are going to try something different for the next 6 weeks. Normally the sermon/homily comes up front and then later somebody comes to the table to chat with Pastor Bo about an issue or idea. For the next 6 weeks, those will be flipped. Early in the service there will be an idea or inspirational message. Later, a passage of scripture will be read and then talked about at the table. This is an experiment in conversational sermons....

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Sunday School starts again next week (Sept 10) at 9am. We are going to do a 26 week series called the ABCs of Faith that will be a lively as any Sunday School class you have ever attended. Many people have asked that a preview of the lesson be made available ahead of time. So for those of you who like to come prepared, here is a sample of week 1: ‘A is for Atonement’.  I will also add a PDF to the bottom in case you want...

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September 6th begins Wednesday night Bible study with a twist.  Listen to a preview podcast here  We live in an odd time where the more people know about the Bible, the less they believe it and the less interested they seem in reading it … while the people who read it the most and claim to be ‘Bible-believing’ often know little about the Bible. This gap can be exhausting so a group of us have come up with a little plan to do something...

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This church is a spiritual oasis. Part of that is to be a safe place for weary travelers. We live in time when people are exhausted, worn out, and fatigued. Our church wants to be a place of rest and restoration. We also are trying something experimental which is to become a conversational community. It is an innovative approach to church – but it is a little risky. What happens when we don’t all agree?   I have been...

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