Labor Day…and an 11-month memory

How many of us have ever heard the of having an 11-month memory?  It refers to the tendency to remember things more recent while tending to forgetting things longer ago.  The idea goes that while some of us can easily recall what we did, say, for Christmas last year, fewer of us can recall what we were doing […]

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Neighboring

During a conversation over coffee yesterday with a friend, he asked why things like missional living, neighboring, being a student of the community where we live, collaborative partnerships, racial reconciliation, foster care and adoption, serving the poor, hospitality and expanding our relational capacity to include people across ethnic, socio-economic and generational lines into gospel-centered community were all so important to me personally.  I thought […]

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Freedom Carries Responsibility

The late English writer, journalist, philosopher and theologian, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “America is the only country ever founded on a creed.”  The creed he was referring to is found in the first line of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which states the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are […]

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Why we exist…

…Jesus said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” _John 20:21 Sunday afternoon, we worked a bit on this question: why do we do what we do as a church-community? We’ve been trying to answer this over the last several weeks and months ever since we started gathering […]

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being a eucharist

Perhaps this Easter Sunday you found yourself somewhere celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus and the fact that the tomb is empty, that Jesus is alive and is risen so that we might have life. (However you celebrated this past week, I hope it was rich in meaning for you.) Easter brings with it a time […]

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