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Archive for May, 2008

Part of the following is a comment I left in a response to my good friend C’s blog after reading a blog on his site (http://undoingthedamagemrcswildride.blogspot.com/). I will quote those parts……

C had put a letter up from a well know emerging pastor concerning challenges within the church. That for too long the church as a whole has not been the best representation of the Christ of the Scriptures. That hypocrisy, lack of love, seclusion, judgment and the like have invaded the church and hurt individuals who came to be loved. All of this is sadly, true.

Here are my fears within the two extremes that I sit between as an Emerging Conservative.

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Last night I was talking to a dear friend of mine and we got to talking about spirituality and the church. It brought up an old concept I had spent some time on a few years back that I call the “Jedi Error”.

It was a couple summers back and I had gone to visit the church Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. I was excited to go because I had seen a special on TV about some churches that had been reaching the post modern community in unique ways and their church was one of the ones highlighted. I clicked with the things their pastor and church folks were saying about community and their church. Also I was on a quest to find other like minded Christians in ministry that our little old church could associate with. After emailing back and forth with Doug Paggit, the church pastor, I was thankful to be well received and welcomed to spend a week with them. To add to the great timing, their church was hosting the Emergent Summer Institute. I had heard of Emergent, knew that Doug was one of the main voices of the “association” and wanted to know if I would find a home there.

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From my sister-in-law….

Katie Reider is a 30-year-old girl who is a member of our church. She was a singer reaching the peak of her career, but now has a rare form of cancer that has taken her voice and more. Talk about trying times for her and her family. She could use lots of prayers.

Here’s more about Katie and how you can help her in a very simple way!

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Some of you may have already heard but yesturday, the family of Stepehn Curtis Chapman suffered a loss. Thier teenage son was moving the SUV in their driveway, not seeing his little sister, Maria Sue and hit her. It is reported that several family members witnessed the accident. She later passed away at ths hospital. Maria Sue was 5 years old and the youngest of the three girls they had adopted from China.

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A friend of mine shared ths testimony showing the power of prayer and child like faith. He was kind enough to let me share it….

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Believe it or not, …..I am an ordained Messionic Jewish Rabbi. 

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The following is a poll I did on my My Space and I thought I’d share some of the responses I got from Christians and Non-Christians alike…..

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