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Blogging Towards Sunday, August 28, 2016

  Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17, 3:1-8 & Matthew 4:1-11   We start a new Sunday series today: a journey through the foundational stories that comprise the First Testament. The trace the … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 21, 2016

Job 42:7-17 & John 12:24-26   Job ends (as it began) in prose. The middle of the story (the dialogue between Job and his friends and the voice of God … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 7

The Great Emergence Part 3 : Where Is it Going?   Where is the Great Emergence going? And, similarly, where is it takins us as it goes? Both questions intuit … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Job 38:25-41; 40:1-14; 41:1-8; 42:1-6 & Matthew 6:25-34  Following a give and take dialogue between Job and his four friends about the existence of evil in the world … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, August 7, 2016

Job 31:35-37; 38:1-11, 34-41    As we draw near the end of the interrogatory story of Job, a twist occurs. In chapters 29-31 Job concludes his conversation with friends Eliphaz, … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 6

The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 5 “The Century of Emergence ”   During the peri-Emergence, we can see an almost thread-by-thread unraveling of those answers that worked so … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday July 31, 2016

Job 14:7-15; 19:23-27  & Romans 8:26-38    The past two weeks in our country have been punctuated with the conventions of our two major political parties.  David Brooks, in the NY Times … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence : Class 5

  The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 4 “Questions of Re-formation ”   As Christianity splintered from one cohesive whole into multiple denominations, a new center of authority was … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 4

The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 3 “The Great Reformation ” “Where now is the authority?”  This question drives every reformation. Ours societal cable of meaning is constructed in … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, July 24, 2016

Job 3:1-10; 4:1-9; 7:11-21 & Mark 4:35-41   We’ve all had days, weeks or even longer seasons in which everything seems to go wrong. In the chaos of such times … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

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