Pastoral Backstory – September 10th, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – September 10th, 2015

      September 10th, 2015 If you blinked you might’ve missed it. For just three weeks this summer we revisited that path that marks the way for all we do in our community. What the phrase lacks in catchiness it amply makes up for in import. For to be faithfully present is to swim upstream against the modern impulse to let attention splinter into so many interests and efforts that it is never really fixed...

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Pastoral Backstory – September 3rd, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – September 3rd, 2015

      September 3rd, 2015 There’s that moment when Peter finally gets it. From nearly the first moment he’d met this teacher from who knows where, this fisherman saw in him something profoundly different–so different he couldn’t almost bear to be in His presence: “depart from me, for I am a sinful man” (Lk 5). Jesus had a way about Him that made men feel like they wanted to be...

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Pastoral Backstory – August 27th, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – August 27th, 2015

(What is the Backstory and why?)   August 27th, 2015 What does it mean to be Faithfully Present to our world(s)? That was our focus last Sunday. It hopes to be a more organized focus in the near future (hooray for our five applicants who’ll take the Mercy Cohort training next month!). And it will always be the focus for the church–in word and in deed–if it wants to fulfill its identity. Circumstances conspire to...

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Pastoral Backstory – August 20th, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – August 20th, 2015

(What is the Backstory and why?)   August 20th, 2015 So this happened Wednesday. http://ctktexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/MOV_9056.m4v http://ctktexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/MOV_9491.m4v     The same or similar played out in innumerable places across the country this week: the first day of kindergarten. Transition for child and parent alike, both wondering if they’ll be able to survive separation...

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