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The most revealing meeting at church

Martin Buber said: “All real meaning in life is in meeting”. What’s the most revealing meeting at church?  – Sunday morning? In almost every church I know, the best attended meeting is the Sunday morning service. That’s the “high” point, where most work is put in. That’s where we expect newcomers to show up; it’s …

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Thick or Thin?

One of my prayers for us as a church is to be a “thick” rather than a “thin” community. Here’s how David Brooks, writer for the New York Times, describes “thick” and “thin” relationships: “Some organizations are thick, and some are thin. Some leave a mark on you, and some you pass through with scarcely …

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