Saturday, September 20, 2014

Missio - Church and Post-Christian Culture

It was quite a conference in Carlisle, PA! I have a lot to think about. It was wonderful to see so many COB folks, but a really powerful feeling to be sharing with so many Anabaptists of different stripes. How we 'do' church and better yet, how 'church' is NOT our mission, just the way we come together to JOIN in mission is at the heart of what I believe.
 Now to pray and think about what we do as we/I continue to work within our structures, when clearly they aren't serving discipleship. Gut says to a least try some integration or migration before a 'cold turkey' approach. I think it will take much prayer and lots more agreement to hear how we are called to get to where we are called to be.  BTW, isn't 'called' such an 'insider' word?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scripture for Sunday

Scripture Romans 14:1-12. After reading do you feel hopeful about your life? About the world?  Why or why not?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Paper Dolls

When or have you ever played with paper dolls? I'm going to tell the story of Matt. 18 from the Lectionary Story Bible tomorrow and give out paper dolls so kids can act out the story of disagreement and reconciliation. Will they think I'm crazy when I hand them a paper doll?