Write your obit now – Pastoral Backstory – May 18th, 2017
May17

Write your obit now – Pastoral Backstory – May 18th, 2017

May 18th, 2017 One day you will die. On that day someone who knew you, who loved you, may think to give notice about your death. And rather than disseminating the news through Facebook, they may perhaps prefer the more traditional way of publishing an obituary. A while back we recalled the distinction David Brooks made between “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues”: the former pointing to our capacity to get...

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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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