For whom the Backstory tolls – Pastoral Backstory – March 30th, 2017
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For whom the Backstory tolls – Pastoral Backstory – March 30th, 2017

March 30th, 2017 And now for something completely different. He wasn’t on the ballot in Texas, but he was a presidential candidate in some states. In the end, it looks as though he might’ve received around three votes. His name is Zoltan Istvan (HT: guess who?), the son of immigrants, and a resident of Silicon Valley, bastion of not only the cutting edge of technologies, but also of a growing interest in harnessing those...

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Regroup or Redouble? – Pastoral Backstory – March 23rd, 2017
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Regroup or Redouble? – Pastoral Backstory – March 23rd, 2017

March 23rd, 2017 We dedicated this space last week to talk of justice (as a prelude to hearing what the Preacher of Ecclesiastes had to say). Where does such a monumental mandate start to play out in the “minute particulars?” A recent conference sponsored by The Front Porch (of which Rev. Anyabwile is a central player) brought together several wise minds to offer some preliminary but concrete next steps in the...

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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016
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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016

  August 25th, 2016 It wasn’t that long ago we let a work of art teach us a lesson about morality, with Malcolm Gladwell serving as our docent for that Backstory. Since then–as recently as last Saturday–CtK took a first step toward cultivating artistic expression as a community. It’s not that we haven’t cherished the arts before; our worship, this column, and some of the events we’ve promoted...

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