Aug 01 2014

Holy Conversations: Christian Practices: Duty or Gift?

I was at one time extremely active in Boy Scouts.  I began working as a camp counselor the summer I turned 15, and I continued that work in one way or another until I left Indiana to go to seminary.  My last year as a camp counselor, I was the Ca…

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Aug 01 2014

UMR: More than 100 religious, immigration activists arrested at White House

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 100 religious leaders and activists were arrested Thursday (July 31) in a White House protest aimed at halting deportations and aiding immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The direct action sponsored by Church World Service and Casa de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, brought leaders from New England to Hawaii to […]

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Aug 01 2014

Transforming Me: Part 5: The Church is the mission

It was an opportunity to experience church and community. Here’s how the mission of the church played out for us during part of our trip to the Dominican Republic.

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Aug 01 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Romans 9:1-5

Pentecost +8 or Community Practice 8August 3, 2014Romans 9:1-5A dilemma of a “weeping executioner”: my internals and externals still aren’t matching up. Neither my solitary weeping nor my public execution of duties resolves my plight.Oh how I wish I co…

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Aug 01 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 17:1-7, 15

Pentecost +8 or Community Practice 8August 3, 2014Psalm 17:1-7, 15Disciples: “Send them away.”Individuals within the crowd being sent away: “Hear a just cause.”Here is a tension from time immemorial. Those who have theirs will find a way, one way or an…

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Aug 01 2014

One Mile Mosser: Good Things in Small Packages

In 1947, the University of Chicago scheduled Professor Chandrasekhar to teach an advanced seminar in astrophysics. At the time, Chandrasekhar lived in Wisconsin, doing research at the Yerkes astronomical observatory. He planned to commute twice a week for the class, held during the harsh winter months.

Registration for the seminar, however, fell far below expectations. Only two students signed up for the class. People expected Dr. Chandrasekhar to cancel, lest he waste his time. But for the sake of two students, he taught the class, commuting 100 miles round trip through backcountry roads in the dead of winter.

His students, Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee, did their homework. Ten years later, in 1957, they both won the Nobel Prize for physics, and so did Dr. Chandrasekhar in 1983.

For effective teachers, there is no such thing as a small class. Remember no matter the size, what we do is important in some small ways—perhaps we can contribute to God’s bringing in the Kingdom—if we remember the little things.

Come Worship
Stay Learn
Go Serve

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