Posted by on July 21, 2018
Study of Everything Happens for a Reason
Fr. Rob & Mtr. Liz are hosting a study of the book Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved) by Kate Bowler. It’s a book about the pitfalls of “prosperity gospel” theology, particularly around navigating the...
Tags: book study, everything happens for a reason, prosperity gospel
Posted by on May 11, 2018
Sustainable Youth Ministry
Fr. Rob & Mtr. Liz will be hosting a study of the book Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries. This study is for parents, youth, and anyone interested in youth and children’s ministry. For this study we will be recording a podcast with Laura Akers who...
Tags: church, podcast, sustainable youth ministry, youth ministry, christian education and formation, paulcast
Posted by Rob Courtney on November 28, 2017
Final Reflection: Ch. 7-9 of Mustafa Akyol's The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims
This book has been fascinating to me. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and it helped to clear up somethings I misunderstood, as well as enlightened me about many...
Tags: book study, islam, islamic jesus
Posted by Rob Courtney on November 21, 2017
Reflection 2: Ch. 4-6 of Mustafa Akyol's The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims
In the last couple of years you may have seen people on social media post this symbol. It's the Arabic letter "nun," the first letter of the Arabic...
Tags: ebook study, mustafa akyol, the islamic jesus
Posted by Rob Courtney on November 14, 2017
Reflection 1: Ch. 1-3 of Mustafa Akyol's The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims
In June, I will make my fourth pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I can't wait to return to one of my favorite sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem...
Posted by Rob Courtney on November 06, 2017
November eBook Study: The Islamic Jesus
Welcome to our study of Mustafa Akyol's The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims. Our study officially begins this week. I hope the flexibility of reading at your own pace and chewing on the weekly reflections is...
Tags: the islamic jesus, mustafa akyol, ebook study
Posted by Rob Courtney on August 31, 2017
Our hearts and prayers go out to those in Texas and Southeast Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. We South Louisiana residents certainly know how people in those devastated areas are feeling right now. We weep with them, and at the same time experience our own painful remembering of how the...
Tags: harvey, relief, texas
Posted by Ricky Biven on June 28, 2017
St. Paul’s Rule of Life:
Growing in relationships, growing in service, and growing in Christ.
I will not lie, I have come to church and recited this statement more times than I can count. As I recite it, I always think the statement is great, but I honestly have not truly envisioned the...
Tags: rule of life, t1d, bike beyond
Posted by Jeanne Robertson on February 23, 2017
Assertiveness gets a bad rap because many think it is aggressive or confrontational. It’s neither.
Jesus tells us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. In our Baptismal Covenant (p. 305, BCP), we are asked if we will strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the...
Tags: assertiveness, counseling, relationships
Posted by Jeanne Robertson on November 23, 2016
The holidays are coming and they’re filled with expectations. We’re in a time when we’re supposed to be expecting the baby Jesus. What other expectations do we have that can get in the way of that purer focus?
Manage Organizational Expectations: set realistic goals, pace...
Tags: expectations, holiday, relationships