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Through the Bible, the cornerstone of our faith, we know the stories of God's efforts to communicate with creation and of creation's response. God communicates through rainbows and burning bush, through earthquakes and fire, and through the still small voice. We pray that God will speak through us as we tell new stories of the faith, life and mission found in Christ's church.

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  • YoRocko Podcast from Reimagining the church

    Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter

    August 28, 2015 by Rocky Supinger

     

    Rocky Supinger talks with Ben Johnston-Krase
    Ben Johnston-Krase talks about his new worshiping community Farm Church—not a church on a farm, a church that is a farm.

     

    <---- Ben Johnston-Krase has served churches in Austin, Texas, and most recently, Racine, Wisconsin. In July 2014, Ben caught a vision for Farm Church in a dream, and he has been sharing that vision ever since. Before that, he was the associate pastor for campus and young adult ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Austin and then the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Racine. Read about his dreams for Farm Church in ...

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  • Recovering Reverend from Reimagining the church

    You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.

    August 28, 2015 by Derrick L. Weston

     

    Owning our story
    How I came to believe that church wasn’t the place for a broken person like me

    by Derrick L. Weston

    Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. That’s why it loves perfectionists—it’s so easy to keep us quiet. If we cultivate enough awareness about shame to name it and speak to it, we’ve basically cut it off at the knees. Shame hates having words wrapped around it. If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to ...

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  • Ponderings from Reimagining the church

    Things that make you go hmm . . .

    August 27, 2015 by Shanell T. Smith

     

    Therapy Ain't for Black Folk?!

    by Shanell T. Smith

    It's all I see in movies.
    It's all that I've heard spoken.
    "Black folk don't do therapy.
    Unless he was a 'token'
    Negros don't believe in sittin'
    With no man to help to free us
    We don't need no medication
    All we needs, we got; it's Jesus!
    Ain't no time for cryin' and frettin'.
    The chu'ch'll pray to remove the hold.
    Don't go runnin to no therapy
    Leave that mess to da white folk."
    Well, I'm Black and ...

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  • Ditekemena program offers support for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Global Poverty

    Noella's testimony

    August 27, 2015 by Frank Dimmock

    After the death of her parents, Noella was sent to live with her aunt. However, she was not there long. Her aunt’s child was often sick and she looked for someone to blame.

     “Ever since you came to this house, my child has been sick. You must be cursed. Get out of here! Go wherever you want, but don’t come back here,” her aunt told her when she was 11 years old. 

    So Noella went to the market, looking for an answer to where she should go and how she could survive. She struggled to find food to ...

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  • Pilgrim Poems from Reimagining the church

    If not now, when?

    August 27, 2015 by Rose Niles

     

    We will
    Forget public access television. What about public access church?

    by Rose Niles

    Now that
    big bird
    is moving
    to premium cable
    it falls to us
    in the church
    as the last bastion
    of a place
    where poor children can
    enter
    free of charge
    be loved
    be taught faith
    and love
    be treated no different
    from any other child

    what a privilege to represent the
    love of Jesus
    to
    every child

    we do that, don't we?

    all the poor children
    of every race and culture
    free of charge
    are welcome among our children

    we do that, don't ...

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