Aug 01 2014

Sacredise: In A Bigger Story…

In the last two weeks, I’ve been exploring how our worship can move away from being an activity that is unrelated to our lives, and in which we worship alongside each other, rather than with each other. In the first post of this series, I suggested that worship operates on three “tiers” and that we [...]

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Aug 01 2014

Begin Again: TGIF: Gratitude for Silence’s Gifts

It’s my summer vacation.  I get 7 whole weeks without school work to do.  I decided to begin my time off this year with an Ignatian Silent Retreat.  (If you aren’t familiar with what an Ignatian Retreat is, check it out.  You might like it)  The best thing about this retreat is that I get to…

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Aug 01 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Lost And Found, Week 4 — Lost Trust

Ah, the dreaded Trust Fall.If you’ve ever been on any kind of youth retreat — especially during the 80s and 90s — you’ve probably taken part in one.Trust is difficult to earn yet easy to lose.  Hard to give and simple to take back.Yet when our l…

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Jul 31 2014

Chad Brooks | Worshiping A God Who Comes To Our World: Productive Pastor 19: Michael Lukaszewski on Systems

Welcome to the 19th episode of The Productive Pastor. I have a great interview in place for you today with Michael Lukaszewski focusing on systems. This is a topic I have been excited about for a long time. Michael is THE GUY to talk about why your ministry needs to use systems and I am […]

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Jul 31 2014

Wheneftalks: Quick Thoughts On Today’s Non-Violent Witness

We are safe. We are healthy. All is well. Today’s action, it seems to me, went incredibly well, from any way you choose to look at it. More than 100 faith leaders (many… Continue reading

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Jul 31 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Who are the weeds in God’s garden? (Matthew 13)

This picture is a renegade chamomile plant that came up through a crack in our driveway last year in Virginia. It came to mind as I was contemplating a recent lectionary gospel reading on Jesus’ parable of the weeds from Matthew 13:24-30. We discussed it last Sunday night at our Wesley Foundation meeting and Monday [Read More...]

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