Author Archives: Julie

“It is not church unless it is messy….”

A tip of the hat to James who has immortalized my comments in his Feb 24 posting on his blog “A Word from the City.” Being Church is messy. Just as Jesus embraced all of what it means to be human, God … Continue reading

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Making Time

Throughout the course, we have been reflecting on how church is not simply a place to go (which it is) but also a way of being.  It assumes that the gathering of God’s people enables us to be Story Keepers … Continue reading

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What is Important?

The Episcopal Divinity School was the first seminary to join the Living Stones Partnership.  Currently comprised of 20 dioceses and/or schools, the Living Stones Partnership is a covenential community seeking to advance the ministry of all the baptized.  Starting with an … Continue reading

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Being Church – Marks of Mission

The Anglican Church of Canada has issued a challenge… to name a vision of the church in 2019 that they can begin to embody.  YouTube includes a collection of individual and communal statements of visions offered.  They sho how we … Continue reading

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The Sower and the Seed

Matthew 13:3-9 (NRSV) 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell … Continue reading

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Being Church

Growing up, I learned to associate the word church with a wide range of experiences. Church was the place we went on Sundays to hear biblical stories and share a ritual meal recognizing Jesus’ presence in us and among us. … Continue reading

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