20pluscommunitydigestion

There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Archive for August, 2007

and now for something completely different

ist2_189792_union_symbols_vector.jpgso we’re sitting in Panera’s recently–me and the fam, and some friends–and we’re having a nice lunch, and I can’t help overhearing a foursome (three guys and a woman–all in their 20s) talking about, I think, their time over at Cathedral of Hope, which is the de facto mothership of the Metropolitan Church, the largest homosexual church in America.

They spoke of their parents reaction to their orientation, the confusion among friends about who was dating whom, and what improvements they might make to the interior of the Cathedral.  (Since I only heard little phrases here and there, my assumptions about their topics of conversation might be skewed.)

And I couldn’t help wondering on the way home, Read the rest of this entry »

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Good Works

After meditating on how we should be moved to good because of the good God has done towards us, we have an opportunity to give to the AIDs Service of Dallas.  Perhaps you’ve considered helping out with the supper club, but can’t make it.  You can also help us reach out to their community by spending a couple extra bucks and bringing one of these items with you this Sunday.  We will have a box to collect donations for them in the 20+ classroom.

Needed Items: 

*Toilet paper
Shampoo

Conditioner
Razors
Facial Tissue
Paper Towels
Deodorant
Lotion
Toothbrush
Toothpaste

to those who were thinking about whining today….

236979644_2e657b9ee3.jpgconsider this

help me write this sermon

preach.jpgNo, I’m not trying to outsource my responsibility, but I thought it would be…different, if not intriguing, to bring those with whom I identify the most into a dialogue about a particular passage and how it speaks to their condition.  Sermons are explanations of how a text of God’s word speaks to our condition–in what we think, feel, or do, and usually all three.

It is not a complicated text in terms of its meaning. I think it focuses on two themes, but I won’t share what I think they are so that I don’t prejudice your reading and reflecting. Read the rest of this entry »