Wednesday, July 23, 2014
From the movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire I liked Elastic Heart. I also like David Guetta's Titanium. I like these two songs very much. Not just for their catchy tunes and disco dance beat but for their meaningful lyrics. Both songs are the product of Australian singing sensation Sia. Now, Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear is the Number One album on the Billboards (I believe). I am surprised because songs I like, typically, don't climb the charts :).
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Common Villages is one of the more unusual of our presbytery's new church developments; actually most of them are pretty unusual :). CV began 10 years ago as Village Pres. Church of Ladera Ranch. In 2014, they redefined themselves. They are now in the process of becoming a wall-less church - an idea that I totally embrace. I've worshipped with them a couple of times. The second time, recently, thanks to Minda Schweizer their intern (candidate for ministry) I learned about Next Door that uses social networking to connect people who live close by to build up communities in their geographical neighborhoods. Woot! I thought.I bet you are wondering why!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I blogged the Friday plenary presentation as my way of taking notes! Diverse activities (drawing, cutting, pasting, crafts, visualizing, observing), presentations, meditations from Scripture and original poetry, and songs, used the engineering/construction metaphor in five different sessions. The titles were: 1) Leveling the Ground; 2) Laying the Foundation; 3) Placing the Support Beams; 4) Securing the Planks; and 5) Walking the Bridge.