The cost of housing in the Bay Area is getting out of control – and if it’s hard for me, what’s it like for people without my privileges?
Listen to the words that are used when a story is reported. Listen to the narratives that are told about a group of people. Are you a “gang” member or are you a “motorcycle gang member”? It’s time to reflect on two stories that have shocked our country: the riots in Baltimore, Maryland following the death of Freddie Gray and the Motorcycle gang shootout in Waco, Texas.
We may not get it right all the time, but if we can clearly see road markers on the path, when we find ourselves off course, it is easier to make a course correction and get back on track. We aren’t looking for folks to tell us what to do, but we don’t like to play the guessing game either.
Pairing wine is a tricky business at the best of times. But when it comes to representing the blood of Christ the casual disregard among church leadership for any of the major schools of thought is shocking!
There’s something holy in human touch, too. So, yeah. You can touch my belly. I mean, maybe ask first, but I’m open to that kind of thing.
I wrote the following equation on a white board: Happy + Nice = Church I then sat down and waited for their response. Dumbfounded, they all stared at the equation for a relatively long time, and then someone said, “Shouldn’t God be somewhere in the equation?”