Tag: faith

Happy New Year!

I bet I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably thinking that I’m a few weeks too early with my New Year’s greeting.  And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet, in the Christian Tradition, the New Year has already begun.  Advent,…

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Ever Heard of a Purple Church?

Hey friends! I hope this finds you well. I wanted to pass along an article that our friend, Brian McLaren (thank you, Brian!), wrote for the Christian Century last month. We are so honored and excited that he chose to include Morgantown Community Church in this piece about holding the tension of various viewpoints and perspectives,…

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Why Are You Gazing At The Sky?

Today, on the Church calendar, is Ascension Day. Forty days after the resurrection, according to the tradition in Acts, Jesus is taken up to the right hand of God. Let me set the scene. Jesus has just promised his disciples that they would be empowered by the Spirit to live out their calling, to be his…

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Famous Last Words:”Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”

Luke 23v33-34, CEB When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” They drew lots as a way of dividing up his clothing. The first word…

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