First Sunday After Pentecost
There was zero mention of More Light Sunday
, which displeased me.
The sermon title was "Ministers of a New Covenant" (Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4 & 2 Corinthians 3:1-4; 3:17-4:1), and Karl talked about covenant being relationship.
Cofee Hour included strawberries from Katherine's garden. Someone said this what strawberries are supposed to taste like. I was snacking on them like nonstop 'cause they didn't have that bite to them that usually makes strawberries a very "in small doses" snack for me.intermission
After I got home, I finished the Timothy Keller book Ross had lent me
. I wanted to reread the chapter on hell (the chapter we were actually planning to discuss this afternoon), but I opted for something like a nap instead.
Discussion wasn't quite as good as I would have liked, but largely that's because I'm not as well-versed in Scripture/theology as I would like to be. I was able to articulate most of my major points in a reasonably intelligent fashion, though, and Ross is a really open and respectful guy. Emily was there, too, which was nice. I like her. (She did the AIDS Walk today.)
Ross had youth group at 4pm, so I sat on the CAUMC steps and read before CWM. I had cramps, which fine whatever, but the front/inside of my thighs were also really sore and painful which I really didn't understand -- and was not happy about. I wanted to just go home and obtain some sort of drugs that would knock me out, but of course I stayed for church, and I actually felt progressively better as service went along, which I was grateful for.CWM
Trinity Sunday. Tiffany preached on Romans 8:12ff. She talked about how when Paul is talking about "flesh" here, he doesn't mean that the material/bodily is bad, but rather he's talking about legalism. She said that earlier in Romans, Paul had said that legalism leads to guilt conspiring with a sense of inadequacy to a moral impotence.
She talked about how Augustine imaged the Trinity as Lover/Beloved/Love and the Cappadocian Fathers (the 3 Gregories) as perichoresis (root of "choreography" -- I knew this from aforementioned book [Chapter 15 -- p.215])
... dance. She expanded this idea to include God's relationship with humanity and indeed with all of creation.home
Housemate and I took care of assorted (metaphorical) housekeeping this evening. We're having our joint-birthday (and belated housewarming) party the evening of Saturday, July 11. Ugh, facebook friends decisions are stressful.
And my keyboard keeps being temperamental, which isn't helping with getting stuff done.
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