Posts Tagged "practices"


Why Pray?


Posted By on Apr 8, 2020

7 Reasons to pray (short sermon) and discussion about Spiritual Practices 1 Prayer opens me to the direction and flow of the universe 2 Prayer binds my heart to the lives and realities of people in my community 3 Prayer allows me to walk in the paths of those who have gone before me 4 Prayer contributes goodness & intention to the outcome of concern 5 Prayer allows God’s holy spirit to form, inform, and conform me to the divine...

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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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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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Honoring The Body


Posted By on Oct 11, 2018

https://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/2790/honoring-the-body.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:15:46Subscribe: iTunesKatie North comes to the table to chat with Pastor Bo about “Practicing Faith” We are becoming a conversational community- come and join the conversation! Support the podcast with a tax-deductible donation on our  online giving...

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The Practice of Faith

The Practice of Faith


Posted By on Aug 18, 2017

Our bodies matter.  Bodies are key for what gets called spirituality in general and specifically bodies matter in christian worship. Many people have not thought about it directly but the central story of the entire christian faith is the Christmas story – as story about god becoming embodied. The word (wisdom of god) became flesh and dwelt among us.  Unfortunately for many in the 19th and 20th century, religion and faith became...

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