Sep 23 2014

GodLifeChurch: Does Peace Even Have a Chance?

“World peace is an idea of planetary non-violence by which nations willingly cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that prevents warfare:.-wikipedia Sunday was the United Nations world international day for peace, I didn’t even realise … Continue reading

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Sep 23 2014

Begin Again: Praying With Nature – Prayerful Tuesday

Last night was the Autumnal Equinox.  The Sun crossed that imaginary line in the sky called the celestial equator from north to south.  Spring begins in the southern hemisphere and fall officially begins here in the north.  I don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling ‘fall’ for some time now.  The nights are cooler,…

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Sep 23 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: The Mother of All Road-Trips!

Driving down a hot desert highway, the noise in the back became so loud that Mose couldn’t pay attention to the road. He pulled the bus over and turned his head. Usually, that would be enough and the kids would calm down, but not today.


“We’re thirsty! Buy us something cold to drink.”

Mose spoke calmly: “Settle down, we’ll stop somewhere soon for some water.” Only to hear: “But we’re thirsty NOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!” and “You’re a doody-head!” and “Why did you make us come on this trip – we can’t even get wi-fi out here!”

Mose said a silent prayer: “Lord O Lord! What am I going to do with these kids? They’re driving me nuts!”

God gave him a solution: “Leave the bus here. Take a few of the older ones and hike over there into the hills. You will find me there, standing on a rock. Take your cane and whack that rock!”

Mose smote that rock good. Split it right down the middle, he did. Water flowed out, and boy did some jaws drop! He named the two rock halves Massah and Meribah, which I assume means “Some people have heads as hard as rocks.”

 

(Story stolen from Exodus 17:1-7)

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Sep 23 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Songs You’ve Never Heard Of From Artists You Have

Back in the era of “album rock” (may he rest in peace), they used to call them “album cuts.”  More recently, “deep cuts.”More plainly, “songs you’ve never heard of from artists you have.”What am I talking about?  Songs that make up the bulk o…

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Sep 22 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Matthew 21:23-32

Year A – Pentecost +16 or Community Practice 16
September28, 2014

Matthew 21:23-32

If the two greatest commandments are to Love G*D and Love Neighb*r there is no way to split authority in “heavenly” or “human” realms. These are intimately bound together.

Not to put too fine a line on it, this separation ends up privileging heaven over human. Listen  to the danger here as Greg Brown sings, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy from his album, “Freak Flag”

I don’t know why we as people
do the things we do.
We are mostly fine just the way we are
if we could only get a clue.
This longing for an afterlife
has damn near wrecked this place.
Mercy, mercy, mercy:
tears on a face.

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This separation of heaven and human leads us to deny our own experience. The condemnation is not so much what we have done, but what we have failed to learn when the opportunity was upon us — “…even after you saw it, you did not change your mind.”

May your cry for Mercy be heard by yourself, bring the tears, and then the change.

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Sep 22 2014

Hopeful: Happy Hobbit Week

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