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Christian Unity ... Think About It (Part 7)

We are looking into a unity movement in and around the Christian community known as Emergent Church. Tony Jones, one of the founders of the movement, defined terms within the movement like this: 1,760 more words

Grace Thoughts

My Wrestle with the Modern Church

Tuesday  Talks with Lisa Hunt-Wotton

My Wrestle with the Modern Church by Lisa Hunt-Wotton

For the last 18 months I’ve been trying to work out what exactly it is that stresses me about the modern church as we know it.   2,183 more words

Tuesday Talks

Christian Unity ... Think About It (Part 6)

In our last article about Christian Unity, we looked at one of the founders of the Emergent/Emerging Church – Tony Jones. In fact, the E/EC movement had its beginnings at his family’s cabin in the north woods of Minnesota at the turn of the 21st century. 1,800 more words

Grace Thoughts

The Decline and Death of the Church

Recently, folks across the region of the denomination that I will be ordained into in a couple of months were asked the question:  “What do you understand your parish’s  goals/priorities to be at this time?” 1,124 more words


Remembering Who We Are: a sermon for Easter 6C

Readings: Acts 16:9-15; Merger Poem (Judy Chicago); John 14:23-29 Listen to the sermon here I remember a phrase my mother used to use when things were getting to be too much for her; when we were harping on at her, nagging her, disturbing her, being too loud or just generally annoying her, Mom would shout out to us, “Auk away and give my head peace!” As a kid, I used to think that that was just my Mom wanting us to behave, to go away or to be quiet, so that she could get some rest. 3,488 more words
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Nanny's Mugs: The Agony of Dementia - A Sermon for Easter 5C

In my kitchen there are some teacups that we call Nanny’s mugs. They are smaller and more delicate than all the other mugs in the cupboard. 2,272 more words

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