Structure of the heart – Pastoral Backstory – September 22nd, 2016
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Structure of the heart – Pastoral Backstory – September 22nd, 2016

  September 22nd, 2016 Architecture is the confluence of science and art. It adheres to inviolable laws of mass, scale, and load. But it also reflects the unique sensibilities of both the architect and the era in which he finds himself. As its own art-form, architecture is a therefore a window into the heart. A structure reveals what a world finds worthy of enshrining in form and material. Andrew Wilson (remember him?) recently...

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All things new – Pastoral Backstory – September 15th, 2016
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All things new – Pastoral Backstory – September 15th, 2016

  September 15th, 2016   They take it on faith that roses are in fact red, that skies shining might be blue, or that we all live in a yellow submarine. Those with color-blindness lack one or more types of the photoreceptor cells called “cones” which convey the various wavelengths of light corresponding to different hues. Color-blindness exists on a spectrum, some unable to distinguish red-green distinctions while...

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Pastoral Backstory – September 1st, 2016
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Pastoral Backstory – September 1st, 2016

  September 2nd, 2016   We’re studying this week in anticipation of the fall and Advent. So for this week’s Backstory, we share a few odds and ends. None loose–all related. So let’s begin with where we left things Sunday. Rectitude–its reimagining and redemption–was our focus. We began that sermon with the candid reflections and, at least in view of his audience, radical recommendations of...

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Pastoral Backstory – May 12th, 2016
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Pastoral Backstory – May 12th, 2016

    May 12th, 2016 So there was probably a time in your childhood when you played that game known as “telephone.” You’d sit in a circle and someone would begin by whispering a sentence into the ear of the person beside them. Then one by one the message would travel around the circle, each receiver then becoming a sender, all in hopes that the message originally sent would make its way fully intact to the...

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