Tag: MCC

Getting Back to Our Roots: The Church As a Subversive Community

To stand in the midst of a fear based culture and declare that we won’t be afraid, because Love brought us into this world, and this Love will sustain us, is a defiant, subversive act.

Belovedness, criticism, and being true to who we are

Will we let our critics determine who we are, or will we live into our identity as the beloved?

Don’t Hold On: The Importance of Being Open to Change

We want the people, communities, and traditions we love to be static and unchanging, but in resisting change, we ultimately stunt the growth and transformation of these same people, communities, and traditions.

Brian McLaren: Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, Mohammed, and Christopher Columbus

This past May we were honored to host Brian McLaren at MCC for a day of dialogue and learning. It was a day I will never forget, and I’m still unpacking and thinking through it in so many ways.  During the afternoon workshop, one of…

SOTM: the Beatitudes

Yesterday at Morgantown Community Church we began a journey through the Sermon on the Mount [Matthew 5-7] that will span six months and four different series. Our first series is an exploration of the ‘Beatitudes’, or as Frederick Dale Bruner calls them, “Jesus’ surprisingly…

Distortions of love…

Yesterday I quoted from William Willimon’s book Sinning Like a Christian, in which he works through the Seven Deadly Sins. This book is  full of so many helpful insights that I had to share just one more with you today. Willimon says: “The Seven, said the…

Pride is a virtue?

This year for Lent I am teaching through the ‘seven deadly sins’ at Morgantown Community Church. Yesterday, I talked about the sin that is often called ‘the root’ of all sin: pride.  I had so much content that I wanted to teach, but alas,…

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