Continuing the Conversation … 7/12 and CBR Tonight!

(Don’t forget the Roadshow tonight!) We’ve been making our way through the Sermon on the Mount. Yes, it has been a long journey (one we started last fall) but an important one. Important, because the Sermon contains within it much of what Jesus wants us to know about life in his Kingdom. If we are saved by Jesus’ death, given life by his resurrection, then it is not hard to see that we are shown how to live by his life. As the smartest man who ever lived Jesus has a thing or two to tell us about how to live life to the fullest. Much of it is found in the Sermon on the Mount.

There is an African proverb that goes something like this: “When you see you neighbors beard on fire start pouring water on your own.”

Also from Africa, we hear the Jewish philosopher Philo say: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”

And we hear from Jesus words that communicate something eerily similar:

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:37-38, NIV


This Monday: The Church Basement Roadshow

Some of you are familiar with Tony Jones’ Postmodern Youth MInistry and The Sacred Way and his most recent book The New Christians. Doug Pagitt’s book Reimagining Church was a valuable resource to me in thinking about the early life of Wheatland. I’m glad to announce that these two, along with Mark Scandrette, will be…