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// May 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

We’ve been in a quasi-series throughout Eastertide, talking about the early Christian communities represented in Acts and 1 John.  In particular, we’ve been looking at the struggle for identity through doctrine and practice.  Unfortunately, that struggle has too often – not just in the early Church, but in every incarnation since – been decided in […]

The Promise and Peril of the Spirit

// May 9th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Over the last few weeks, we have looked at the early Christian community in Jerusalem as depicted in Acts and the Johannine Christian community from which 1 John emerges.  Both communities are trying to figure out what it means to be Christian, what it means to live into the promises of Jesus’ life and death.  […]

It’s the Queer Bits That Save Us

// May 2nd, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Michael Warner, in Fear of a Queer Planet, defines queer as “resistance to the regimes of the normal.”  I can’t think of a better way to describe life in God.  Yet we see in our examination of these two early churches, the Jerusalem church described in Acts and the Beloved Community of the Johannine literature, […]

Love and Justice (and Babies!)

// April 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

It has been a hectic week with a surprise trip to Las Vegas to help take care of my new niece and nephew while their mother (my sister-in-law) recovers in the hospital after a rough delivery.  She is improving and the kids are sure to be the smartest, kindest, beautifulest people the world has ever […]

Welcome to the New Life

// April 18th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

We had a great time at Oak Cliff Earth Day handing out free cookies.  Thanks to everyone who baked and helped prepare and set up and tear down and everyone who just came and hung out at the booth.  I love that we have such meaningful (and not so meaningful) conversation no matter where we […]

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