Taught today that “do not judge” does not mean to never judge as so often believed. There is a wrong way and a right way to judge and who we are and aren’t to judge. So much damage had happened from incorrect judging but at the same time so much damage happens when we don’t judge correctly when we need to.
Had wonderful discussions after each gathering about how this applies to political views, progressive Christianity and theological drifts and personal things we have blinds spots we need help with from others. It shows the importance and need for local church community who knows Scripture.
In a studio in Berkeley recording the audio book for a book coming out in December.
Every single morning I now have these friends to greet me and spend time with as I start reading through the New Testament. They will be companions for the next 3 months and look forward to seeing them and spending time with them each morning.
As an introvert I can’t wait until the church meets again in person. Being an introvert and a church leader, it’s always a struggle of anxiety being in crowds but this Sunday as our church meets outside in the parking lot at 4 PM I am ready to socially distant high-5 and 6’ away hug every person there. Normally in pre-Covid times, during the Sunday “mingle” times when we greet each other in the building, I want to go hide and wait until it’s over as I do struggle with extroverted activities. But I know the extreme importance of saying hello and getting to know people not for those who are like me you know what I mean.
When we gathered in person last month when I got up to speak if you were there I got weepy and couldn’t talk as it was so long since we had a larger group meeting. So I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 4:00. We will still have the online gatherings happening at 9 and 11 AM but we are starting weekly outdoor gatherings - until we are able to meet inside. Go to the Vintage Faith Church web site as we are required that people register online or when you arrive. But we shall see you Sunday.