Apr 24 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Psalm 16

Year A – 2nd Sunday of Easter or Assured 2
April 27, 2014
Holy Humor Sunday
“I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (verse 8)
Ordinarily one would think that one couldn’t move because their way was blocked by something in front of them, blocking their move. Even a knight of chess that can move around corners can have a way forward blocked.
Traditionally the right hand is an offensive hand, the left being defensive. Right, sword; left, shield. What is it that is offensive but doesn’t move? Doctrine? But that is a different kind of offensive.
Theory: G*D is our right-hand plumb line, holding us true to living an image of steadfast love. 
Reality: we try to be G*D’s right-hand, a pleasure forevermore, and thus not dispensable in the great Correction Day.
It is perversely funny the way we try to wheedle our way into grace.

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Apr 24 2014

John Meunier: Faith, love, and hope

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3, NIV) The Pauline emphasis on the triad of faith, hope, and love is better known […]

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Apr 24 2014

Tuesdays with Morris: One Step to Church Growth, Health and/or Vitality…or Shrinkage, Sickness, and/or Death

We church people love lists! We especially love lists that will help us become better Christians, help our churches grow, make our pastors sermons less boring, help us overcome whatever group we happen to be disagreeing with at the moment, or the ultimate list would be the one that gives us 5-simple steps to do […]

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Apr 24 2014

Tina Fox Talk: Why I Love Being a Pastor

So much is written about how difficult it is to be a pastor or why the Church is completely awful. In light of that, I want to share three reasons why I love being a pastor: 1) The people. The people are the best (as well as the worst) part of ministry. Yes, people in […]

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Apr 24 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Quote of the Day: An Alternative Politic

“…both the Left and the Right have colonized the faith to a political agenda…. the church is an alternative politic not the feeding ground for the politics of the world.”–Scot McKnight

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Apr 24 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: Mission Minute: A Conversation with Missionaries Sara Flores and Dakin Cook

Missionaries Sara Flores and Dakin Cook define the role of mission.

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