As Disciples of Christ we talk about unity often. We talk about it around the table. We talk about it in regard to our relationship with other denominations and we talk about it in regard to our own denomination. This week I am living out the conversation about unity. At CYLS, the Southwest Regional Leadership event, all eight of our Regions are represented. But here, we are three different groups.Read More
Being a Disciple - Blog
When I was a young kid, I rode the bus to school. I remember where you sat on the bus was very important in telling everyone how “cool” or “uncool” you were. All the “cool” kids sat in the back. This logic was not restricted to bus rides to and from school. Anytime we got on the bus, whether it was for a field trip or for an athletic event, one better choose carefully when deciding where to sit. Maybe that’s why our sanctuary looks the way it does on Sunday mornings? Maybe all the “cool” kids are in the back.Read More
I wanted to take a break from the usual comic to speak a bit about our upcoming Christianity and Islam study. I am sure you all have seen one of these bumper stickers at some point in your life on the DFW highways. Some of you may have one on your car. The original artist had just three symbols on his coexist. The Crescent Moon formed the “c” and represented Islam, the Star of David formed the “x” and represented Judaism, and the Cross formed the “t” and represented Christianity. The peace sign, the male/female sign, and the yin/yang were added as the bumper sticker became more popular.Read More
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I grew up in the church. My mom was very active in the leadership of First Christian Church of Alvin, Tx where I grew up. That meant I was at the church many nights of the week. Maybe that’s why I’m okay with Avery literally growing up in the church. It’s all I know. If that wasn’t enough, I was very active in the area and regional youth programs. If there was an event, I was in attendance. Sounds like my life hasn’t changed much in the last 20 year. Locations have changed, but I am still at church and youth camps. In fact, I am getting ready to head to camp next week.Read More
A friend of mine just started serving as a Senior Minister at a new church. It's the first church he has served out of seminary, so he had the important task of naming his weekly newsletter article. He took to social media for help. Many suggestions were a play on his last name, most being alliterations. So, I believe I will do the same. Tom's Turn will return after the summer. In the meantime, here is Christy's Comics. Each week we will use a short comic to start a discussion. Hope you enjoy the new addition.