Tag: philosophy

  • The Baptism of Jesus and The Missing Verses in the Lectionary Gospel Text — pastordawn is a Lutheran minister from Canada with great insights and reflections

    While musing on the readings for this coming Sunday, I came across these notes that I made when these readings came up – Baptism of Jesus 2010. I offer them to my preaching colleagues in the hope that we might move beyond the story as it has been read during worship so that we might […] […]

  • Disruption​ in the Church: Are You Ready?

    Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating […]

  • Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]

  • Remembering Thomas Merton

    Remembering Thomas Merton

    Yesterday, we remembered the death of Thomas Merton fifty years ago, 10 December 1968. Now for me, it was important. I am profoundly impressed by how the legacy of Thomas Merton continues to grow. My first encounter with who the man was, what his writings were all about, and the life he led goes back […]

  • God? Are you really there? Hello!

    God?  Are you really there? Hello!

    It’s a dark, dreary day, I look out the window and think, Is God really there? Often we find ourselves wondering how is it we are supposed to believe in a God that we just can’t possibly wrap our heads around? At what point in our life did we struggle with the concept that if […]

  • Has your idea​ of God changed?

    Has your idea​ of God changed?

    Deciding what is real and not is most definitely not a democratic process.  So keep that thought when you are thinking about the reality of God. Determining if God is real or not is not a democratic process.  

  • The God Question: Is Perceiving believing?

    The God Question:  Is Perceiving believing?

    So too with God. Where did you get all those “experiences” about God? What judgments have you made about God based on the experiences? The distortions? The perceptions? Who told you God exists? Why did you believe? Or not believe? How much of what you know is trust based?