Rev.G 11/7/16

Like a speeding train, here comes/goes Monday: these are a few items for your blue-gattention going into this busy week.

Lenses For the Election
And maybe action: here are links to the ideas mentioned in the sermon yesterday—lenses to help see more clearly the deeper roots of our human behavior and how those are expressed in our political debates:
Tribalism, and the Beautiful Past / Bright Future:
http://highexistence.com/moral-matrix-jonathan-haidt-yin-and-yang/

Pater Fortis / Mater Pieta (Strict Father / Nuturant Mother):
https://signalvnoise.com/archives/000718.php
http://www.questioningchristian.com/2004/11/strictfather_co.html

A challenging read in light of the above:
http://religiondispatches.org/trump-before-jesus-the-christian-right-v-the-liberal-state/

And an interesting spin off the elephant metaphor that wanted to include but didn’t:
http://www.nowleadon.com/watch-out-for-that-elephant/

Finally,  translating the ‘elephant’ into a historical maxim with theological implications:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vox%20populi

Wesley 242 Years Ago for Today
“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy; 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and; 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.” John Wesley, October 6, 1774

Schedule Ahead

·        UMMen’s Yard Sale: this Saturday November 12 (drop off donated items during business hours Thursday and Friday.)

·        Also Saturday: painting on the lumber for the Pergola Project, steady-handed volunteers needed!

·        Next Sunday Nov.13: Mission Brunch & Program 9:15-10:15am, Single Worship Service 10:30am

Peace, pastor gary

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