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Entries from October 2011

From Emergent to Mennonite

October 30th, 2011 by isaac · 3 Comments

I wrote a reflection on worship experiences with an emergent church and with a Mennonite church. Here’s how the article starts: Emergence of the Word I knew it was the right place because the sound of the bass made the sidewalk tremble. The electronica house music beckoned me through the doors. As my eyes adjusted […]

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Tags: published

Insurrection: A Review of Rollins’ New Book

October 22nd, 2011 by Jason · 2 Comments

A couple months ago was a fun first, a note from a publisher offering to send a copy of Peter Rollins’ new book, Insurrection, in exchange for a review.  I had just listened to Rollins sermon about pyro-theology and had found it one of the more interesting sermons I’d listened to in  a while.  And, of […]

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Tags: theology

The Father’s womb: a sermon on God and gender

October 18th, 2011 by isaac · 2 Comments

Here’s part of the sermon I preached this past Sunday: Can you imagine a Father with a womb? That’s what the church Council of Toledo declared in 675 CE: “One must believe,” it says, “that the Son is begotten and born not from nothing, nor from some other substance, but from the womb of the […]

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Tags: sermons · spirituality

She is not a man, nor is He a woman

October 12th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

Our church is doing a series on God and gender. I kicked it off with a sermon about sexism. Here’s a passage: Like I said before, all of this should make us realize that it has always been difficult to talk about God, to represent God with our words, with pronouns, because She is not […]

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Tags: sermons

Uprooted and replanted: when stability becomes a vice

October 4th, 2011 by isaac · 2 Comments

I preached a sermon about the vice of stability. Here is part of it: I guess, with all this talk of movement, of shifted from place to place, I’m pushing against a conversation that is happening a lot these days in some Christian circles. There’s lots of talk of the need for stability, of staying […]

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Tags: sermons