Year: 2013

How much is enough?

Working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hard-heartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition…so that a small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery.

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Water and Wine

Life with Jesus is like the difference between water and wine. His presence bring color, depth, and flavor to our lives. His loving spirit relaxes our anxieties, opens us to joy, and brings us together into a community of celebration.

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Holding church services in secular spaces

If history is any guide, the new generation will find and express an authentic and compelling interpretation of the ancient faith, and American politics and culture will be shaped in large measure by the answers the millennials find.

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Epiphanies for The Epiphany

James Joyce: By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself.

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Happy, clappy and out of the closet

There’s a younger generation of evangelicals growing up now who don’t have an issue with same sex relationships and can’t understand why others do. And Church leaders are beginning to realise that if they don’t soften their attitude soon, their churches will become irrelevant.

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Epiphany 2013

Psalm 46, 97 (Morning) Psalm 96, 100 (Evening) Isaiah 52:7-10 Revelation 21:22-27 Matthew 12:14-21 Isaiah 52:7-10 NRSV: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet

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How seminarians are using social media in their work

The Rev. Kyle Oliver, digital missioner and learning lab coordinator in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary passes on a collection he put together that gives us a glimpse of how students at the seminary are “learning to use social media to tell the story of how they’ve been seeking and serving during their formation as church leaders.”

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