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The Listening Post

True listening can be scary: We might hear things we don't want to hear. We might feel like our silence implies we are agreeing with things we strongly oppose. We might even find that the other human being we thought was the devil is actually human...and maybe even likable.

Classes, Quotes, Support

Where Your Treasure Is

Once (a very long, seven-year "once") I worked at a church as a Christian Education Director. My primary (but certainly not only) responsibility being to oversee the Youth Group, teaching them and providing them with educational and ideally also socially beneficial activities throughout the year. These events have mostly kind of blurred together in my… Continue reading Where Your Treasure Is

Miscellaneous and Probably Apologetic, questions, Quotes, Support

If You Can’t Serve God and Money, Why Do You Ask for Money to Serve God?

"I checked out your suggested page. Noticed you wanted some funds for the study. Thanks but no thanks. You should consider doing ministry as a ministry, instead of as a profession."

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In Spirit and in Truth: Union

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uc9fe-f876ac John 4:16-26 "A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth..." Finally we get to talk about what our theme verse means! -------------------------- Pastor Jenn   Thank you for joining us in "remote worship" today. You may continue to worship and… Continue reading In Spirit and in Truth: Union

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In Spirit & In Truth: It IS About You

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fcb42-f80882 John 4:10-18 God is the only one worthy of our worship... Worship benefits us because it is in our nature to worship. It is why we exist. The most true-to-ourselves, human thing we can do is worship. But, because that's true, we are liable to worship anything.  True worship? False worship? What difference does it make?… Continue reading In Spirit & In Truth: It IS About You

Classes, Current Events, Lament

When Church Colludes with Empire, Take a Walk

I believe there are always pockets of real spiritual formation happening in all streams of the Church, but it is by nature not grandiose, not flashy, not expedient--sort of like taking a walk.