ATTENUATED I don't know about you, but I feel 'attenuated." There is probably a better word, but I like "attenuated." Even though our community seems to have moved closer to our old normal, there are still so many things I miss and I feel reduced by their absence. I miss my Edgemont experience. I have been lucky to maintain most of my normal routine throughout all of this time of sheltering in place and social distancing. But I miss sitting in our sanctuary with fellow believers, singing the songs of the faithful, praying to God for his continued blessings and wisdom, hearing God's word preached and sharing the struggle of living out my Christian faith with a group of people I know and car

Korean Air Pilots and A Few Good Men

Strange title for a church blog post, right? Stick with me and I will get to how this relates to our discipleship. In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines what makes successful people successful. To do this, he includes a story about why Korean Air had an accident rate 17 times higher than American carriers such as United Airlines over a 10-year period. When this was studied, it was determined that the Korean culture when applied to pilot hierarchy within an airplane cockpit, limited the manner of direct communication between a pilot and his first officer. In other words, the first officer communicated to the captain using formal deference. As you can imagine, if something was going

Thoughts on Self Care

Good afternoon church family! I hope this post finds you doing well. As I write this, I am reminded of one of the questions John Wesley would have the early Methodists ask each other in their class meetings, “how is it with your soul?” I think that is an important question to ask, and one I want to ask you to ponder now: how is it with your soul? Today, we might ask it this way: how are you doing? No, really, how are you doing? Far too often, I get caught up in using that as a greeting, or just responding with a pleasantry (can’t complain, if I was any better I’d be twins, or the dreaded “fine”). In this season we are in, we need to take time to really sit with that question. There are a lot

Justice, Mercy, Humility

Micah 6:6-8 6 With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Over these last few months, we have had the opportunity to think about what worship means. For a long time, worship for many of us was something we did on Sunday morning in a church building. That is one way

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