A peek at the National Gathering 2019
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From CBS This Morning
Declining attendance at America's churches has been a persistent trend in recent decades. Now some churches are taking a novel approach to keeping their doors open by renting out otherwise empty space during the usually quiet midweek. Omar Villafranca reports.
These days, everyone seems to say...
“Take care of yourself, your body, mind, and spirit.”
Everywhere I go, I seem to hear...
“It is necessary to know yourself and who you are.”
Gurus, counselors, and life coaches all seem to proclaim...
“Do what you need to do to take care of you”
Outside of The Foundry House, there is a wooden sign that indicates the building’s previous use on the campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It designates the building as the William R. Brantley Retreat Center.
This passage exemplifies for me the nature of God’s work in building and sustaining relationships with us. It tells the theological story of Christ’s personhood and God-hood, and the messy, beautiful mix that it is.
The great promise of the table is that we are invited to join in holy community/communion with family.
When I think of the things that consistently draw me into relationship with Jesus, and those things that have been anchor points for that relationship throughout my life, the notion of table fellowship is beyond doubt the most consistent theme throughout my life.