Splendored, yes–but often splintered – Pastoral Backstory – July 7th, 2016
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Splendored, yes–but often splintered – Pastoral Backstory – July 7th, 2016

    July 7th, 2016 Intimacy was our focus last Sunday, with particular but not exclusive focus on its sexual dimension. While it sought to give clarity to some abiding questions, we know it likely provoked a host of others. Might not have been the optimal time to pause Q&A for the summer given the subject matter! But we hope to create other opportunities for discussing the issues raised (and not) by the sermon (and...

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Pastoral Backstory – June 16th, 2016
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Pastoral Backstory – June 16th, 2016

  June 16th, 2016 We began last Sunday’s Q&A with a question, one I was moved to pose as I glanced at the news notification on my phone shortly after worship: if we were a church situated in Orlando, how, given all we’d just said in the sermon about our identity-driven purpose, what might we do to fulfill that purpose of being the salt and the light? Off-the-cuff questions can at best elicit off-the-cuff answers....

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Pastoral Backstory – May 26th, 2016
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Pastoral Backstory – May 26th, 2016

    May 26th, 2016 In our schooldays, we heard Socrates’ famous dictum that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Only reflection, the fated philosopher intoned, can yield the insight that delivers us from those distortions of thought and corruptions of heart that darken the life that can be ours. It’s for understandable reasons that his 2500 year old axiom endures, and that we find its essence...

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