It’s time . . .

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Baby yawning.There are many types of work cycles, and those of us who work in a church environment, focus on a liturgical church calendar. Once Pentecost is over we settle into the “Green Season” and enter into a lighter summer schedule.

When I was a regular churchgoer and the choir would disband for summer with clergy taking their vacations, the passing weeks slowly trudging onward. Yes, I would attend services, but all seemed to be marking time until everyone returned in the fall, and I remember looking forward to the Sunday when the choir and clergy returned. Read More ╗

Emergence

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I apologize if I cover familiar ground, however . . . .

Emergence has been defined as the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions, and a lot of net ink, and print space has been devoted to the concept of the Emergent Church; a claim, and movement which has yet to be totally defined.

In many cases, when I read of the Emergent Church, talk invariably moves towards liturgy, which is the most obvious resting place for many churchgoers. Try as we might, there is a connection between what we experience, and how we inwardly process public expressions of faith. Read More ╗

Obedience vs. Compassion

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Delivered at St. George’s Episcopal Church, La Canada, CA

Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82:1-5,8
Colossians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37

One of the major differences between Judaism, and Christianity is very subtle. The difference is that Judaism focuses on the Law, but Christianity from the onset, was attracted to the story. Read More ╗


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