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May 26, 2014

Reflection for the Week- May 26th, 2014

Our culture of consumerism and self-centeredness holds out great temptations to allow ourselves to be consumed. It’s often so much easier to go with the flow that leads to death, than it is to be agents of life. Let’s remember to be partakers in and messengers of love, redemption, and forgiveness as we live out the Christian story in the fullest and most meaningful way possible.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

May 19, 2014

Reflection for the Week- May 19th, 2014

Improvising is not about doing something entirely new. Think of it this way. To improvise is to join in, to recognize that we are part of a work in progress - something that precedes us. Faithful improvisation is listening to and speaking for others. To participate in God’s story in following the Crucified and Risen One, is to respond to an invitation to improvise.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

May 12, 2014

Reflection for the Week- May 12th, 2014

Lamentably, the founding stories of our faith are so often entombed in church buildings that lack the presence of God, or in electronic boxes that perpetrate a mindless faith in consumerism. By contrast, the subversive and radical power of the mission, ministry, and person of Jesus illumines the path towards authenticity. Cherish the Gospels, read them diligently, appreciate their relation and distinction, and above all, live their truth in love.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

May 05, 2014

Reflection for the Week- May 5th, 2014

Having our life story re-narrated from a redemptive perspective won’t make the sordid past go away, but it will provide us with a new way of looking at it and its capacity to negatively impact the present. Redeeming memories, through Christ and the power of the Spirit, is one of the ways we are brought into community with the God who forgives. And in this community we are sheltered, comforted, and loved so that we in turn might shelter, comfort, and love others.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery