Sonship Training Scheduled

Jody has scheduled a Sonship Study training class. Let her know if you would like to participate.

Community from the Sound Up

First, a lament: Where have I been on our website for, lo, these many weeks — dare I say, months? Ugghhh. What a slacker. What a slug! Ah, me!

OK, that’s done. I am suitably self-chastened. Now, down to some business.

I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately. If you’re interested in what’s been passing under my curious eyeballs, you can click “What Dan’s Been Reading” under the “Reading” tab on the toolbar. Actually, the list isn’t truly up to date, but I’m adding to the list as I remember where I’ve been.

Presently, l’m reading The Aqua Church, by Len Sweet. The following quote caught my attention:

If community is that which is created by shared experiences, communities of faith are built from the sound up. Sharing the same mission, eating the same food, and singing the same melodies result in the experience of community.

Sweet, Leonard. AquaChurch 2.0: Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture (p. 151). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

This is a simple way of describing the life of a relational church. I often advise people who want to build a church family to eat together and make singing a priority. Singing together calls a group of people to speak the same truths — the exact same truths — together at the same time. It is a community declaration of purpose. Far from a perfunctory component of a gathering, it is a needed opportunity to strengthen foundations and shore up the walls of faith.

Podcast Change

It has occurred to me that Jody’s studies are available on the website twice, once as a “sermon” and the second as a “podcast.” The second instance of her teachings in this space, as a post, is redundant because they are already a “podcast.” If you need a podcast feed for Jody’s Bible Study, use…

http://tween2worlds.us/library/?podcast

This address has always been available. The one I added back in September turned out to be unnecessary. All her teachings are, as they always been, available in the right sidebar under “Recent Teachings,” but going forward I won’t be posting them in this space, too.

Podcast: Acts 19 (Pt. 1)

Dan stands in for Jody while she is out of town. He explores the story of Paul’s encounter with 12 students of Apollos.

Podcast: Acts 18

Jody continues her study of the book of Acts as she follows the journey of the Apostle Paul in Acts 18.

Podcast: Acts 17 (Pt. 3)

Jody finishes her exploration of Acts 17, Paul’s visit to Athens and his sermon at Mars Hill.

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