Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

the “collective we” gives thanks

Mankind has been giving thanks throughout our long history on this planet.  I imagine cave-dwellers gave thanks for the light and warmth of a fire. Basket-toting gatherers gave thanks when their travels brought them to an abundant harvest of berries and fruit in some fertile valley.  Spear-clutching hunters gave thanks after taking down a wooly mammoth large enough to feed their nomadic community for many weeks.    Pueblo-dwellers gave thanks for a corn harvest sufficient to see their community through…

Why Taboo?

With just two more weeks, our current series, “Taboo! Uncomfortable Topics in the Church, will be winding down” This Sunday, we will have John Mark Tittsworth bringing our seventh topic: “Let’s Talk About Understanding Yourself.” I know he will bring an insightful and challenging message and will lead us into further conversations on Wednesday night at our Table Conversations in the Conversation Café. The eighth and final topic will be on Sunday, November 22. We will have a panel discussion…

Taboo #6 – Racism Today

Our series, “Taboo! Uncomfortable Topics for the Church,” continues this Sunday, November 8, with a look at racism in America.  Why racism and why now? According to research conducted by the Barna Group, self-identifying followers of Christ are considerably less likely to engage in conversations about race and racism than we were just one year ago. While the number of Christians who recognize the racial inequality of our long-ago history as a nation has increased, we are reluctant to discuss…