A Walking Paradox
Dealing with the contradictions and challenges of faith, disbelief, and living and dying
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
This day I am giving thanks for:
Monday, March 15, 2010
Still More On Being Here
Because I joined the blogosphere to be part of a conversation, and wrote my own thoughts out, I struggle with the ego that goes along with that kind of mentality.
Labels: Community Discourse
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Why I Got Involved
When I started blogging, it was most notably for myself. I wanted to be able to document my journey, for myself, and for others. I knew I had things I wanted to remember, and scribble down, but found I never returned to my notes for much more than once every 10 years. But with type, I could have it easily accessible, and searchable, and I would remember it better, because it came from me, rather than my rambling scribbles of someone else's monologue from a class.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
There seems to be something so simple and direct about Chinese Proverbs. As such, I know I have gained from listening. I think this may be the core of interfaith dialogue: to listen to the other, and find that you know yourself and your beliefs more deeply.
Chinese Prov.: When someone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
We must as the salt of the earth be in everything, following the admonition to "be in the world, not of it". As such we can change the entire complexion of the world, as a mustard seed grows into a giant bush, where the birds take refuge, or yeast adds leaven to entire barrels of flour. (Mt 13)
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Quote of the Day
Friday, March 05, 2010
As if it isn't hard enough to be a dad, there are simple conundrums like this one that just cannot be overcome easily.
- William Feather
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
OK Go - "This Too Shall Pass"
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Change the World webinar
What is “Change the World”? Why is it so important to The United Methodist connection? Why would your conference want to participate?
We invite you to join a time of online presentation and discussion centered on these questions. There are two dates to choose from: Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. and each session will last no more than one hour. You will hear from United Methodist Communication staff persons Jennifer Rodia, Rob Naylor and Nancy Neelley.
There are many things that call for our time. This is one you will not want to miss. Join something larger than any of us – connecting the body of Christ globally so that one heartbeat is felt across the world.
Build community locally. Fight malaria globally. Change the World.
Please RSVP to [rjames (at) umcom (dot) org] for Wednesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. (central time) or Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. (central time).
Monday, March 01, 2010
God's Inspired Bible