To Those Who Gather Hope,
I met with a gathering of community neighbors this week (Sikh, Muslim, Theosophist, Mormon, etc.) about creating a new group within Wheaton called “The Wheaton Interfaith Council.” As I sat there, I was mindful to let the voices in the room that are not heard as much (or known!) share their thoughts on our direction; Christians have had a strong influence in America, as well as in Wheaton … but Wheaton is changing. I’m sure others have wondered how to behave as a “good Christian” in a world and a town that is slowly changing religiously, ethnically and culturally. As I was looking over the Scripture for this Sunday (Acts 10:34-43), I found a few phrases that really stuck out regarding our relationship with others, both culturally and religiously. We study our past so that we can interpret it for our future, and that is what we will be doing in the next few weeks through the book of Acts heading into Pentecost. I invite you to the adventure!
Ever wonder about the future of the church and the formation of our kids for their lives? We’ll be having a discussion on “Sticky Faith” this coming Sunday after the service facilitated by Rev. Katie Lindberg, I think it is worth our time!
I will be teaching one of C.S. Lewis’ first novels (well before Narnia) Out of the Silent Planet Mondays at 7pm at the Marion E. Wade Center (right across from the main parking lot at Wheaton College). Some of you have made the trek over there, I would love to work through it with you! May 1 we start off. I’d be glad to start with you.
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