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UCC Café / Re: Share some daily Humor
« on: April 14, 2014, 06:46:44 PM »
A girl went to a large museum with her father. They entered a gallery filled with a multitude of modern works in display cases. A sign on the wall read, "Art Objects." Turning to her father, the girl asked him, "If Art objects, why is he letting them show his things?"

I love heteronymns like this. I was driving past a college the other day and saw a sign that read "DRIVEWAY ENTRANCES." I found the driveway to be rather ordinary and not entrancing at all.

Theology Forum / Re: Should Christians hold seders?
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:33:12 AM »
Thank you, Don.

UCC Café / Re: Who's missing?
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:30:05 AM »

UCC Café / Re: Who's missing?
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:05:02 AM »
I've mentioned the site/posting links a few times.

I'm Facebook friends with Cathy, Deb, Don, Enno, Jeff, Jeff, Lisa, Nick, and Steven.

Education Helpline / Re: Adult Sunday School?
« on: April 02, 2014, 10:10:24 PM »
We did a one year program called "Construct Your Own Theology." Developed in-house, we did one theological locus a month, spending four weeks as follows:

  • What does everyone think about __________?
  • What is the history of Christian thought about _________? How do we get to (what passes for) orthodoxy on the subject?
  • What are some modern ideas about __________? (compare creeds, statements of faith, what theologians say, where ever there's something to discuss)
  • How have the past three weeks informed you? Have your thoughts about ______ changed, and if so, how? If you feel even more strongly about how you originally thought, share why.

We covered the Creator God, Jesus on Earth, Christ as the Son, the Holy Spirit, evil/harm/bad things that happen, sin, redemption, ministry, the church, baptism, communion, and one that's slipping my mind at the moment.

It was a lot of work, because there was a lot of research for weeks 2 and 3, but it helped our group understand each other. We had people who came from Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Dutch Reformed, Evangelical Free, Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ backgrounds, so it was very interesting to hear each other.

UCC Café / Re: Who's missing?
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:38:44 PM »
The Facebook, the Twitter, the Tumblr.

I'm over fifty, so I'm required to put a definite article before each name.

UCC Café / Re: Share some daily Humor
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:37:43 PM »

The sixth-grade summer band class was just getting under way when a large insect flew into the room. The students, eager to play their shiny new instruments, tried to ignore the buzzing intruder, but eventually one student could stand it no more. He rolled up his music book and swatted the insect, and then he stomped on it to ensure its fate.

"Is it a bee?" another student asked.

"Nope," he replied. "It's a bee flat."

Incidentally, you have to see sharp to swat a bee flat in one try. That kid's a natural.

UCC Café / Re: Do you blog?
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:36:12 PM »

I often wonder whether anyone other than spambots read mine!

UCC Café / Do you blog?
« on: March 28, 2014, 07:34:51 PM »
I do. My ramblings are at

Anyone else?

UCC Café / Admin
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:32:54 PM »
I think these forums have been largely abandoned by administrators & moderators.

UCC Café / Who's missing?
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:13:48 PM »
I miss Don, Deb, Elmer, Jeff, Steve... who else am I missing?

My wife took a congregation through the two year ONA process, and they don't fly a rainbow flag. Neither does our current congregation, and it was founded ONA.

Much like how LGBT people are out to various degrees, how each setting lives out its commitment to ONA is particular to the time and place in its life. 

A big part of the ONA process is discovering what ONA means to the congregation. Most churches aren't even sure what ONA will be for them until they've gone through the process, and even then they're just beginning.

I think the question you raise is very important and needs to be heard in the discussion. How to let people know the church is a safe space - without making it unsafe in other ways - is a question of balance your church will need to address in a way that is authentic to you.

Blessings to you, and on your church's journey.

I suppose Scottish Royalty can be considered a minority.

UCC Café / Re: Random Thoughts ... Please Add Your Own
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:23:34 AM »
We do on some forums. I don't think all forums have moderators anymore.

UCC Café / Re: Share some daily Humor
« on: March 13, 2014, 03:20:10 PM »

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