Blog Archives: September 2011

What is a Homogenous Church?

September 19, 2011
I absolutely love facilitating the Newcomer Meal and Conversation. Here, newcomers to Christ Church share bits of their stories and then, we converse about our church’s story and mission. As people introduce themselves, I also ask them to answer a couple of questions: How did you hear about Christ Church?What were one or two of your first impressions?Because I am one of the ministers, I have to coax people to share not only the good, but the bad and ugly as well! Churches can learn so much about themselves if they would simply listen to ...

Some Thoughts on the Ten Year Anniversary of September 11

September 07, 2011
All of us remember exactly where we were on September 11, 2001. For Americans, that day has forever marked each of our lives. Some sitting in this room lost friends and family members on that day. Others in the room have had friends and family since deployed on military tours all over the world. Ten years later, all of us struggle with what to say or what to feel. American philosopher, Edith Wyschogrod, in her work, An Ethics of Remembering (1998), says that the greatest challenge in the wake of a cataclysmic tragedy is “the building of ...