I’m curious about breakfast. How many of you prefer your eggs made “sunny side up”? Meaning, only one side of the egg is cooked. If you do, then maybe this week’s chapter is not for you!
This week, we’re discussing Chapter 2 of our series, “Faithful Presence”. The chapter is titled “What is Happening Now?” Our author paints the picture of the need to listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision. One of my favorite messages that I’ve highlighted this week is on pages 18-19:
“If my goal is to solve a problem, and get to the best answer, I found there are two keys: first, an awareness that my answer might not be the best answer; and second, a commitment to hear the other side of the argument.”
Have you ever eaten a pancake that is only cooked on one side?
Rob Miller leads this week and will help paint the chapter’s lesson from all sides. Reminder, also, that Rob will spend a few minutes on our planned retreat later this month.
We’re continuing all Zoom for the rest of this month so grab your coffee and dial in starting at 7:30 am ET. We’ll tackle the lesson starting at 7:45 am.
New year….new study series. This week we’ll launch into the book, “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square” by Bill Haslam. You can find the link to order the book in a previous post on this website. And if you haven’t ordered it yet, no worries. Please plan on joining us this Friday regardless. You’ll always pick up some nuggets or two without even reading the weekly assignment.
Speaking of this week’s homework, if you have the book, please read the book’s Prologue and Chapter 1 (“Divided and Angry”). I’m excited to introduce the book to everyone on Friday.
We had planned on continuing to have two options for our Friday gathering: Virtual over Zoom and in-person at Southpark. However, for the next few weeks, as the Omicron variant remains prevalent, we are going to stick with virtual only. If you need the Zoom invite, please reach out to me separately.
I appreciate your patience and flexibility. Reminder that whenever we gather, virtual or in-person, God is in our presence and for that we remain grateful.
Enjoy the rest of your week! I’ll “see” you on Friday beginning at 7:30 am ET. Lesson begins at 7:45 am ET.