Pastoral Backstory – June 16th, 2016
Jun16

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 11.13.14
Nov13

Pastoral Backstory 11.13.14

    (What is the Backstory and why?)     PB will be take a short break for a couple weeks, but will return in time for Advent. Happy Thanksgiving! Subscribe to the Backstory November 13th, 2014 Worm or wonder?  The quote I referenced last Sunday from medieval theologian Thomas A Kempis came from an essay by Morgan Guyton who recently found himself in something of a conundrum. While reading the venerable Kempis at...

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Women’s Ministry Quickhits
Feb04

Women’s Ministry Quickhits

  A couple items from Karla Pollock concerning, 1) the gift-bag assembly for the women’s shelter, and 2) the survey we’ve mentioned previously soliciting your input into our women’s ministry vision.   Gift-bags for women’s shelter Thanks to everyone, men and women for your donations.  We will be decorating and assembling the bags Friday, February 8 from 6:30-8:30 at the Pollock’s home, 1123 Douglas...

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Sermon in Practice: doing good requires first seeing well
Jan23

Sermon in Practice: doing good requires first seeing well

She asked, “did you see it?” I said, “what?” “In the bathroom,” she added, thinking location would clarify. “What are you talking about,” I asked donning one of those hapless looks I’m accustomed to  when I can’t find the answer I think she wants? “Don’t tell me you didn’t notice it,” she laments, her tone, while non-threatening, has nevertheless...

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