Mike Cope's blog

Monday, September 06, 2004

Happy Labor Day. This morning I'll be speaking at the funeral for Debi Hudspeth, a courageous woman who blessed people her whole 47 years. Then this afternoon I teach at ACU (motto: "ACU: Putting the LABOR Back in Labor Day"). Then dove-hunting with Chris and Dr. John. Congrats to John Lackey, who grew up at Highland, for his two-hitter last night. Watch out, A's and Red Sox -- the Angels are making their move. The Cardinals don't have to make a move. They're whippin' everyone. They have three players who'll be in contention for MVP! Enjoy these wonderful words by Barbara Brown Taylor: "By the power of our beliefs, we choose what kind of world we will live in -- a porous world, full of glory doors leaking light, or a flat world where everything is exactly what it seems." I know too many people living in the spiritual flat-earth society.

5 Comments:

  • Would you write more about that "spiritual flat-earth society"? I think you're right: what we have here is a failure to imagine!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/06/2004 07:34:00 AM  

  • Not only do too many people live in the spiritual flat-earth society, they also seem to be too fearful, full of doubts, to be able to enjoy allowing God's surprise parties to flood their lives with light, unexpected and rollicking joy, along with thanksgiving for God's attention to the most minute aspect of our lives. He absolutely takes my breath away in wonder and awe.

    Musing, wondering if the concept of spirutual flat-earth was the basis for the Catholic Church's choice of "Knights of Columbus" as title of their well-known layman's organization? :P

    By Blogger Kathy, at 9/06/2004 09:52:00 AM  

  • we used to joke that the only reason we got to celebrate easter at acu was because it fell on a sunday.

    By Blogger chrismith, at 9/06/2004 12:09:00 PM  

  • i think one simple way that we lack imagination is in joining groups in the terms of meeting unbelievers. recently, i have heard a lot of folks say that they would do outreach if they knew any unbelievers. the problem is that we hope to meet them at church, probably the last place they'll show up. we should be joining the PTA, a local book club, a community choir, etc.

    understand that i am NOT saying that we should join these groups in order to make them our special conversion project or so that we have a captive audience to preach at. but i think we lack the imagination to join up with groups besides the church because we think of the church as our group. but the only people we're going to meet at church (usually) are other church people. let's get out where the people are.

    By Blogger chrismith, at 9/06/2004 02:21:00 PM  

  • Barry Bonds for MVP!

    For more on the Barry Bonds for MVP campaign feel free to stop on by www.joelquile.blogspot.com and check out Thursday, August 26th. Shameless plug. Totally shameless.

    And Mike, when the Cards lose the NLCS you can always take solace that Tony will have more time to save the dogs and cats of this world from evil.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 9/06/2004 07:21:00 PM  

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