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Unknown Knowns (6 min sermon)


Posted By on Mar 31, 2020

6 min sermon of encouragement playing off of Rumsfeld and Zizek known knowns (things we know that we know) known unknowns (things we know that we don’t know) unknown unknowns (things we don’t know that we don’t know) Then Zizek reminds us that the 4th quadrant would be “unknown knowns” Romans 5 Comment below or email VHUMCpastor@gmail.com You can also listen to the audio podcast here:...

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Online Communion


Posted By on Mar 29, 2020

Here is our first attempt at an online liturgy for communion. It took 11 minutes and so we are going to refine it down next week by almost half. In the transcript below (also available as a PDF at the bottom) I went ahead and highlighted the ‘inverse’ elements where the innovation happens. Please feel free to utilize or adapt this if it would be helpful to you in your context. We will be doing Inverse Communion (the...

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ImBible Study is Back! (online)

ImBible Study is Back! (online)


Posted By on Mar 28, 2020

Join us this Wednesday at 7pm for a lively (and irreverent) time of reading the Gospel. It is not your average Bible study!  Join the zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/585770550 This video talks about how much fun it is to read the Bible as a progressive. The 4 layers of our ‘surplus of meaning’ and 3 surprises from the Gospel of Luke. We ask the text 4 Layers of Questions: What would the original audience have heard? What has the text...

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In a recent podcast of the Peacing It All Together Book Discussion Group, a question was asked about moving on from a the concept of the supernatural to a more integrated or indigenous perspective. From minute 7 to 14 there is a nice discussion about different ways of moving on from this poorly manufactured thought construct. I come from an evangelical-charismatic perspective in my past where the supernatural was just assumed. It was...

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This past week’s sermon focused on 3 words: transcend, transform, and transgress. Watch the video below or you can read the sermon notes (which are much better than the actual presentation) Notes (PDF) : Transcend Transfrom Transgress You can also listen to the audio podcast https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast/transcend-tranform-transgress/

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Join us online every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10:30 am for #DigitalChurch We will have a 30 minute guided time together followed by an open conversation Click on this Zoom link to participate with video and audio (you must have a camera and microphone on your device.) You may also watch (and comment) live on Facebook if you are “Friends” with Pastor Bo.  The worship service will also be available on our YouTube...

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