Pastoral Backstory 07.31.14
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Pastoral Backstory 07.31.14

(What is the Backstory and why?)     Subscribe to the Backstory July 31st, 2014 There’s no setting disclosed at the beginning of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village, but you soon find yourself in a 19th century colonial settlement nestled in the New England hinterlands.  The hamlet’s inhabitants reflect the hearty industriousness and deep solidarity you’d expect to find in the time before grocery stores,...

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July 27, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: The Community you fear…and long for” Colossians 3:1-17
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July 27, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: The Community you fear…and long for” Colossians 3:1-17

July 27, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: The Community you fear…and long for” Colossians 3:1-17 http://ctktexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTK-07-27-14-compressed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Pastoral Backstory 07.24.14
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Pastoral Backstory 07.24.14

(What is the Backstory and why?)     Subscribe to the Backstory July 24th, 2014 When I’d heard he died I wept.  That wouldn’t be odd except that there I was in my early twenties, soon to be minted from University, and the news that Fred Rogers had died hit me like a child who’d lost his dog.  It was as though the very incarnation of genteelness (and a presbyterian minister!) had been a close family member....

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July 20, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: Community Images the Invisible” 1 John 4:7-12
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July 20, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: Community Images the Invisible” 1 John 4:7-12

July 20, 2014 Patrick Lafferty “Marks of the Christian Community: Community Images the Invisible” 1 John 4:7-12 http://ctktexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTK-07-20-14-compressed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Pastoral Backstory 07.17.14
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Pastoral Backstory 07.17.14

(What is the Backstory and why?)     Subscribe to the Backstory July 17th, 2014 No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. . . . John Donne’s haunting poem intones, like the bell tolling near its end, that there are no self-contained individuals; all people are both needful of and irreducibly tied to the larger company of humanity. Therefore the loss of one is a...

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