Nov 26 2014

Beguine Again: Isn’t it wonderful that thorns have roses?

“Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn.”  Martin Amis (b. 1945), English novelist … but isn’t it wonderful, my friends, that in life thorns have roses? ~ Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating tomorrow. ©2014, photograph (The Poet by Day), Jamie Dedes, All rights…

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Nov 25 2014

Holy Conversations: Lost ?

I live under
a lot of different thoughts that help me in my walk. One thought I use to keep
me on my toes is to think; if I am walking with Christ then to sin I have to
leave His presence. I like to picture myself turning to Christ and saying
excuse …

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Nov 25 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: The Church Has What We Want

Back in the 1700s song writer Charles Wesley, his brother, John Wesley, and Richard Pilmore, were holding an outdoor service, when a mob attacked them pelting them with stones. They were compelled to flee for their lives. They found shelter … Continue reading

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Nov 25 2014

Basileia Movement Basileia Movement: Big Change Coming? Give People a Glimpse.

I have an amazing vision for where we are going.  When we have more people, it will be great.  Then we’ll have enough money for those upgrades we need.  Yes, there will be some BIG changes.  That’s exciting.  Just wait and see, sometime soon the balance is going to tilt and things are going to […]

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Nov 25 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Isaiah 64:1-9

Year B – Advent 1 or Needed Change 1
November 30, 2014
We are so enamored of revolutions. We track history by its wars, its revolutions. Yes, we light fires to make ourselves known that our adversaries might tremble and overplay their hand.
Our revolutionary fervor is stoked by who it is that is to blame for the current untenable state of affairs. We’ll even blame G*D claiming G*D’s anger and absence made us fiery.
We need a new vision of G*D, beyond one who marks iniquity and never forgives or forgets it. We also need a new vision of ourselves. If we are not going to consider that we are all one people, why should G*D?
And so we come to an Advent question about our vision: Is G*D anticipating your blessing with a blessing or anticipating your foul-up with a curse? What do you see on the horizon and how will that affect your living today?
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Nov 25 2014

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue: Mark 13:24-37

Year B – Advent 1 or Needed Change 1
November 30, 2014
In these days of suffering for so many everywhere in the world it is as if the sun has been darkened, making such suffering invisible to those who could change it.
In these days of suffering for so many right where we are it is as if the stars we have hitched our comfort to have fallen and everyone is far more vulnerable than they could imagine.
In these days of suffering there is more than enough. We do not need more power and glory. What else has gotten us to the state we are in? We do not need a further demonstration of privilege with the elect getting a pat on the head and the non-elect getting one last kick while they are down.
There is no fig tree large enough to demonstrate the state of affairs, the season, we are in. We are living out past decisions without re-deciding.
Beware all you want, keep eternally vigilant all you want, we no longer need to wait for a time to come— it is rising before us like a City of Zombies and there is no where left to turn.
We do not need more works-righteousness Wakefulness. We do not need more predestined laissez-faire.
What we do need is a Word of Creation, of Change, of Compassion. May this season find us learning these words along with a Courage to live them.
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