Aug 28 2014

ponderings: Sermon: Go Down, Moses

Original post at http://jasoncstanley.com/2014/08/28/sermon-go-down-moses/

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Aug 28 2014

Chad Brooks | Worshiping A God Who Comes To Our World: My Sermon Workflow

Let me share with you the sermon workflow I have developed over the last few years. It has been extremely helpful and gives me plenty of time to work on sermons throughout the week and ALWAYS be done on Thursday. I then get a day off (Friday) without stressing about my sermon and an almost […]

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Aug 28 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Romans 12:9-21

Year A – Pentecost +12 or Community Practice 12
August 31, 2014
A series of wisdom proverbs is difficult to categorize. And yet the various layers can be seen as a series of lenses choices when at the optometrist. Each choice add its own power and correction.

Here’s “genuine love”, how clearly can you see now? 

Oh, not too clear because a big hurt makes you leery of love. How about now when I add “hate evil, embrace good”? 

Yes to be able to see what happened to you as evil and that you are still good does improve the vision. But things are still a bit fuzzy. How about we try focusing the first lens of genuine love with this one of “mutual affection”. How’s that? Better. Good. We seem to be on a helpful track.

Now it’s your turn. How do you connect this list to finally see well enough to come to the action piece—overcome evil with good?

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Aug 28 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c

Year A – Pentecost +12 or Community Practice 12
August 31, 2014
“Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.” Remember Ham, cast away by Noah? Here we have a castaway in a castaway land. What might it be like to be twice exiled?
Like Michael Brown in Ferguson? Like any Palestinian? Like a Trans anywhere? 
The difference here is that none of the above or the folks you thought of to add to the list had experience of being fruitful and strong. It wasn’t a case of surface thanks to Joseph before enslaving his descendants. These folks have only known hate and craft used against them.
There is still a promise for everyone that allies will be sent who will assist our coming through the current hell on earth that another prayer might be lived—G*D’s presence come on earth.
In the meantime praise a vision of new relationships not dependent upon mining the poor to resource the rich. 

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Aug 28 2014

reverend mommy's random thoughts: Evening Prayer – St. Augustine – Enkindle my tepid soul

Holy Spirit,powerful Consoler,sacred Bond of the Father and the Son,Hope of the afflicted,descend into my heart and establish in it your loving dominion.Enkindle in my tepid soul the fire of your Loveso that I may be wholly subject to you.We believe th…

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Aug 28 2014

Rev Steph's Eclectic Garden: Twitter: I am not an expert

This post goes with a social media class I’m leading the Thursday after Labor Day for clergy in my District. I expect a wide range of thoughts and feelings about social media from this group, so I’m posting some short essays/commentaries on social medi…

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