Friday, April 15, 2005

Re: April Update

Sorry. I never seem to update this. Our church is off and
running. I've been encouraged to see the open response
we've seen from many people. We are intending to form
a genuine Christian community that is guided by teaching of
Jesus and the Holy Spirit, not just our own biases. This means
we must listen to each other. Listen is more than hearing but
hearing is a start. We are trying to create as many opportunities
that we can to hear each other and the word of God. My prayer
is that this will morph into listening. That will be tougher
sledding but it is essential to unity and peacemaking. Also,
listening is crucial to any person's spiritual journey. Belief is
a life not just a set of logical propositions. Some people embrace
a way and posture of life that will result in faith, while some embrace
propositions that will result in a life of faith. At Manna we will
try to encourage both paths that can result in a life of faith. From
lives of faith will be formed a people of faith.

ANNOUNCEMENT: HEY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUR SERIES
JUSTICE JESUS OR JUST US JESUS. IT HAS BEEN GREAT.