Emerging Church

One of the useful things about requirements is that it gets you to do things you might not have done if not required. Things that might actually be good for you. PSR has this thing called "Contextual Education." You have to find an event, or something that stretches you in directions you would not go in normally.

For me, their regular roster of possible events (anti-racism workshops, going to serve meals, varied social justice activities) wasn't going to stretch me. I figured I should go in the other direction. That would be a stretch.

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October Surprise

This week is a pretty special week, for those of many faiths. It was World Communion Sunday yesterday, which is supposed to be a unifying celebration for Christians everywhere. Tonight is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Tomorrow is the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of Islam. It was Gandhi's birthday yesterday, and the next week or so are part of both Hindu and Buddhist holy seasons.

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Interesting…

I have gotten into the habit of looking at what searches people have used to get my blog. Here's a good one:

"Wealthy buisness men have no time for families"

Amazing. My blog came up second in the MSN search!!

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It's October and …

I can't tell. The leaves are still green, it's what is considered "summertime" by Bay Area residents – warm, dry and sunny. I'm getting what I guess is an extended summer. I'm not complaining, although I definitely feel like something's wrong. I've lived with Fall my entire life – even in Colorado, the air changed, what few leaves there were showed their color, and, well, you knew when October rolled around. It still feels like, say August to me here – at least the weather is pretty much the same (or a little warmer) than it was when I arrived.

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