Showing posts from August, 2013

“Knitting While Detroit Burns?”: The Reformed “Both/And” versus the Anabaptist “First/ Then”


Miley is Us!

Refrain from Trampling the Sabbath A sermon on Isaiah 58:9b-14 & Luke 13:10-17
I have a couple of fund raising ideas I’d like to run pass you this morning. What do you think of this? I have a niece who is a very good dancer – very good. One of the kinds of dance she does is tap dancing. I think it would be great to have her come and perform here at St. Barnabas. We can sell tickets and raise money. The best venue would probably be right here in the worship space. But, I was wondering where might be the best place for her to dance so everyone can see her and especially her feet. It seems the obvious platform is right over there [motion toward the altar which is made of dark granite]. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? We’d take the Fair Linen off, of course. I can see many of you have a problem with that. Raise your hand if you don’t like this idea. I see. Well, then, how about this? Every other year, the Outreach Commission sells crafts a…