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The future of the present Church- Death

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Since we are in the midst of Holy Week, celebrating Death and the New Life that comes from it, I thought I'd post my article on the Death I weclome for the future of the Church. Enjoy!There isn't…Continue

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The future of the present Church- Death

Since we are in the midst of Holy Week, celebrating Death and the New Life that comes from it, I thought I'd post my article on the Death I weclome for the future of the Church. Enjoy!There isn't much that disturbs me about the church emerging into the future. I'm not an optimistic person, just someone who's excited about the future, as scary and uncertain as it might be. I do see some significant elements that will disturb many, but are inevitably definitive for the future. It is the most…See More
Apr 4, 2012
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Lent and Loss

Life is about Loss. That's the overall blessing of the season of Lent for me, that we as Christians get to celebrate Loss.Why in the world would we want to do this? Well, let me tell you a story....When I was 26, I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression. Four years ago, at 39, I was then diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I've spent my adult life struggling with these illnesses. Routine bouts of burning rage, and debilitating sadness; chronic migraines, and tempting suicidal ideations....tucked…See More
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#MissionalChat with Kathy Escobar at https://twitter.com/search/%23missionalchat

December 19, 2011 from 9pm to 10pm
The idea of incarnation is central to the missional shift in the Church and in Christianity. “The risk of incarnation,” as Parker Palmer puts it, is one very beautiful (and biblical) way of describing the invitation we have been given — to join God in the renewal of all things, to participate in the dream of God, to be a part of what God is doing in the world. In her book…See More
Dec 16, 2011
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"TransFORM Network's very own Steve Knight, part of our Open Hearts Gathering here in Gastonia, is now working full-time with the DOC Hope Partnership, and will create some great workshops for the GA, that I think will bring a lot of us…"
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[D]mergent

A place for Disciples [Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)] to roam as we seek to rediscover that spirit of our roots in this transforming world around us.
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TransFORM: East Coast Gathering at Wesley Theological Seminary

April 30, 2010 at 8am to May 2, 2010 at 1pm
FORMING MISSIONAL COMMUNITIESWe are gathering missional practitioners on the East Coast to learn from each other and to mobilize others for forming new missional communities.Whether you’re a pastor, prospective "church planter," or simply interested in finding out more about transformational missional communities of practice, this gathering is designed to inspire and equip you to go and do likewise!SPEAKERS/WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:…See More
Feb 11, 2010
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Lent and Loss

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

Life is about Loss. That's the overall blessing of the season of Lent for me, that we as Christians get to celebrate Loss.



Why in the world would we want to do this? Well, let me tell you a story....



When I was 26, I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression. Four years ago, at 39, I was then diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. I've spent my adult life struggling with these illnesses. Routine bouts of burning rage, and debilitating sadness; chronic migraines, and tempting… Continue

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At 5:51pm on November 5, 2009, Steve K. said…
hey Dennis, thanks for jumping on here!

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