"Consider a man riding a bicycle"

British novelist Sir William Golding once wrote this: “Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of

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Atticus Finch on Facing the Future

Harper Lee’s beloved novel┬áTo Kill A Mockingbird follows the life of Scout and her family, including her father Atticus, as they deal with 1930s racism and post-Great Depression life. There’s a great scene in the book that talks about, in allegorical ways, the Christian life in the face of fear.

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Spiderman and the Unknown Community

Hello! I’m Jeremy and I’m new here! I began as the Minister of Discipleship on July 1st, and with being new comes moving boxes, unpacking, arranging, re-arranging…and welcome moments of leisure. In one of those leisure moments, I viewed the latest Spiderman movie (The Amazing Spiderman 2012) with a friend.

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The Queen Imagined

In my house we have found that everyone needs to put on a crown from time to time. Everyone needs to feel at least a little like royalty on occasion.

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Celebrations

It was a great day full of great joy. And yet it was not as remarkable as you might imagine. In my experience, you see, every day is a great day here at First United Methodist Church!

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Moving On

And I am convinced that the best way to break the inertia which grips us in those moments is to come together, to find support for movement and encouragement to take our best shot.

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If You Can't See It…

I can’t remember the details (like names and places), but I love this story out of professional basketball. It seems there was a coach who regularly had his players lie down on the court, faces to the ceiling, and close their eyes. He then asked each player to imagine making

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Crossing the Road

Bruce Main has written a book with an intriguing title, Why Jesus Crossed the Road. But what is even better is his subtitle, arguably one of the longest subtitles ever: Learning to Follow the Unconventional Travel Itinerary of a First-Century Carpenter and His Ragtag Group of Friends as They Hop

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Collaboration

Choreographer Twyla Tharp, in her book The Collaborative Habit – Life Lessons for Working Together, writes: I define collaboration as people working together – sometimes by choice, sometimes not. Sometimes we collaborate to jump-start creativity; other times the focus is simply on getting things done. In each case, people in

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