Posts Tagged "church"


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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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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UnClobber the Bible

UnClobber the Bible


Posted By on Feb 14, 2019

The week at 9am we BrainStorm (formerly Sunday School) the topic of G is for Gay Christians ahead of the special conference on LGBTQ inclusion in the church as the issue of same-sex marriage. Here are two resources that that we will use on Sunday. The first is a 1-page PDF about those six infamous ‘clobber passages’ in the Bible and how to UNclobber them. The second resource is an experiment Pastor Bo wrote a while ago for...

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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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Church 2.0


Posted By on Sep 13, 2017

This Sunday, September 17, our topic will be “Church 2.0 – an interactive church”. Pastor Bo will be unveiling his vision for the future church.  As we transition to be a ‘conversational community’, the concept of an interactive church will be a helpful framework for understanding the direction and motivation behind our innovations. If you would like see an earlier (10 minute) video about Church 2.0 (near...

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