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  • 1. what is our next act?
  • 2. models methods
  • 3. 3
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  • 6. tipping point most exciting time anxiety dropped away statistics of decline signs of hope hitting bottom U
  • 7. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++ to giving birth to the new and nurturing fragile life
  • 8. the shift: from saving the old
  • 9. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++
  • 10. the shift: from saving the old +++++ to grieving loss +++++ and nurturing fragile life to giving birth to the new
  • 11. light fires of hope
  • 12. light fires of hope W ET BLAN KETS!
  • 13. light fires of hope beginning with this: the Christian faith can be re-born in our time.
  • 14. What our faith will become ... what it can be ... is not pre- determined. Our choices will affect the outcome. We make the road by walking.
  • 15. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ...
  • 16. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... circumcision, holy days, priesthood, animal sacrifice, holy temple, holy city, dietary laws, isolation from the other ...
  • 17. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  • 18. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  • 19. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  • 20. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions personal ambition political games trivial pursuits
  • 21. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... doctrinal disputes power struggles desperate attempts fear playing it safe running for cover personal ambition political games trivial pursuits hostility conflict anger buildings, budgets deficits, hierarchies plans, pensions
  • 22. The kingdom of God is not a matter of food and drink ... but of justice peace and joy in the Holy Spirit
  • 23. models of hope
  • 24. ecclesia experimental faith communities
  • 25. YOU HAVE PERMISSION to live a holy life WITHOUT ... circumcision, holy days, priesthood, animal sacrifice, holy temple, holy city, dietary laws, isolation from the other ...
  • 26. These things aren’t necessary.
  • 27. You can take your faith on the road. You can travel light.
  • 28. circumcision holy days priesthood animal sacrifice holy temple holy city dietary laws isolation from the other
  • 29. circumcision holy days priesthood animal sacrifice holy temple holy city dietary laws isolation from the other baptism every day gifts for all love feast people as temple “all the world” justice, peace, joy neighborliness
  • 30. buildings hierarchy denominational silos seminaries hymnals pipe organs/rock bands paid clergy left-right divide homes, restaurants, internet network interdependence each one teach one simple chants/songs people’s liturgy variety of models higher ground
  • 31. Roman Empire ecclesia deipnon meal symposium Kingdom of God ecclesia agape meal symposium
  • 32. The Divestment/Reinvestment Model
  • 33. The Hub Model
  • 34. The Community Resource Model
  • 35. The Creative Space Model
  • 36. The Alternative Church Model
  • 37. The Pop-Up Church Model
  • 38. The Pub Theology Model
  • 39. The Beer and Hymns/Dirty Gospel Model
  • 40. The Yoga/Tai Chi Studio Model
  • 41. The Spiritual Direction Model
  • 42. The Life Coaching Model
  • 43. The Dinner Group Model
  • 44. The Community Organizing/“Plotting Goodness” Model
  • 45. 49 the music lesson, community party model
  • 46. The Digital Model
  • 47. The Festival Model
  • 48. light fires of hope beginningwith yourself

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