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The Naked Bike Ride to General Conference

  In May 2016 the world is coming to my home – Portland, Oregon — a place where we proudly claim our weirdness and laugh along with episodes of “Portlandia” in an endearing way. We are into communal and laid back living, farm to table … [Read More...]

Lake Neuron » Lake Neuron | for a few daleks more

A week from tonight, on Thursday the 28th, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast “Dr. Who and the Daleks.” As you know, I’m a big fan of the TV show “Doctor Who.” I was first introduced to the classic version of the show in the early 1980s, when I … [Read More...]

Kairos CoMotion Lectionary Dialogue | Acts 2:1-21

Year B - Pentecost or Energy to WitnessMay 24, 2015Acts 2:1-21Jesus has a saying about new wine—it needs new wine skins. Those who used the “new wine” excuse to dismiss a new way of living with one another acknowledge the need for a structural … [Read More...]

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Apostolic Poetry – Pain of Labor.

in the beginning /there was water /and the water broke /and the earth groaned /and labor pains rocked it ||we too pant -souls in labor /waiting for rebirth /hoping we're saved ||visible hope /is not hope /for who hopes /for what they see?we hope for … [Read More...]

Church Decline | Abandoned Church

5 ways churches inflicted pain on themselves

(RNS) Let’s be clear: The much-heralded “decline of Christianity in America” isn’t about God losing faith in humankind. It isn’t about losing our moral compass thanks to whatever you happen to loathe. It isn’t about fickle millennials. It isn’t … [Read More...]

Can You Be a Christian Without Believing in Christ?

Can you be a Christian without believing in Christ?

(RNS) The rise of the “nones” — Americans who no longer check a religious affiliation on demographic surveys — has stirred up interesting conversations among church leaders. A generation ago, many Americans would have been considered “nominal” in … [Read More...]

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