Grounding your ethic – Pastoral Backstory – May 11th, 2017
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Grounding your ethic – Pastoral Backstory – May 11th, 2017

  Be sure to scroll down for a special announcement about CtK’s first VBS. May 11th, 2017   If you do not know his name you’ve probably seen his face. Neil de Grasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. In recent years he’s become a highly public voice for enriching science education in the classroom. He’s also become something of a burr in the saddle of many...

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Laughing at life, or at death–a pre-Lenten Pastoral Backstory – February 23rd, 2017
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Laughing at life, or at death–a pre-Lenten Pastoral Backstory – February 23rd, 2017

February 23rd, 2017 There’s an old joke: Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of them says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know, and such small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life — full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly. Woody Allen   It’s the assumption of many,...

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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016
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Art as apologia – Pastoral Backstory – August 25th, 2016

  August 25th, 2016 It wasn’t that long ago we let a work of art teach us a lesson about morality, with Malcolm Gladwell serving as our docent for that Backstory. Since then–as recently as last Saturday–CtK took a first step toward cultivating artistic expression as a community. It’s not that we haven’t cherished the arts before; our worship, this column, and some of the events we’ve promoted...

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