The Generosity Path

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The Jewish tradition, with its tremendous respect for all we have inherited from previous  generations, reminds us that we often find ourselves “living in houses which we did not build, drinking from wells which we did not dig, and eating from trees which we did not plant.” In that spirit, I invite you to take a few moments to recall:a time when someone offered you tremendous generosity. It could have been a gift of time, intelligence, money, caring, or simply presence. Remember who that pe … [Read more...]

A Spirituality of Stability

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The congregation where I serve as minister recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of our building dedication. This occasion was significant for many reason including that for the previous 42 years of this congregation's history, they were a  semi-nomadic people without a permanent home. This anniversary has inspired me to reflect on what it can mean to practice an intentional spirituality of stability — in our spiritual communities, with our families, even at work.Speaking personally, the g … [Read more...]

Highlights from Funding the Missional Church

 I recently had the opportunity to attending a conference on Funding the Missional Church. The following are the highlights from my notes on this event:“What Exactly Is ‘Missional’?”Finding God is already present in everyone you meet “out there,” not just bringing God with you. Hands on, instead of writing a check Loving what God loves Doing what Jesus did, incarnational Connecting with the people around you Getting out there and doing something … [Read more...]


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