🌰🍎 Indiana Nut and Fruit Growers Association meeting and scion swap, today.
We are walking there after church.
The White River Alliance is issuing an urgent action request to protect Indiana wetlands. This is important for flood & drought management, ecosystems, biodiversity, and much more.
Richard Beck continues to be a constant and reliable source of the theological “yes and” that doesn’t accept the worst of our conservative impulses or progressive impulses, but calls us to something deeper and better.
🕊 I’ve written and delivered sermons, I’ve been a pastor’s husband, but Sunday I’ll resume the role of sermon midwife again.
Join us in person or I can get you a link to watch online.
Currently reading: Fight Like Jesus by Jason Porterfield 📚
(Note: not what it might sound like. 🕊️)
🕊 MennoMedia has a 40% off sale for Black History month.
Some great books on this list. I particularly recommend Drew G. I. Hart’s Trouble I’ve Seen.
🕊 Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church USA are hosting a series of webinars: Beyond Incarceration.
Over the last forty years, the era of mass incarceration has seen a rise in the U.S. prison population by five hundred percent.
🕊 Happy to be a sermon midwife.
🎶🕊️🌟 It’s that time of year when I get to enjoy my favorite #MetalMennonite song as much as I want.
🕊 Our church finished the Mennonite Church USA Abolition Curriculum this week.
Here were some of our takeaways:
What other MCUSA Churches are doing: We can add some of our current or past activities to the site.
#8toAbolition: Click on each of the 8 areas to see examples of opportunities to make a difference. Where are you called to help? Where is the greatest need in our community? What are we uniquely suited to address?
Cost of Policing Comparison: How does our city budget compare, and what are some ways we could get ahead of problems by shifting our focus?
📚 Seven books to get to know me: (In no particular order)
Silent Planet is selling their “heal us” design again, with proceeds benefiting a Colorado Springs based LGBT advocacy and support group. 🎶🕊️
This is my favorite shirt design and I’ve bought it multiple times on tees and hoodies. Pictures through the link.
We talked about bail reform in Sunday School today. 🕊️
Here’s John Oliver’s take on the topic.
Please recommend more albums like Yovel - Forthcoming Humanity 🎶🕊🏴
(Plex says BtBaM - The Great Misdirect is similar. It’s also a great album, but no.)
🗞‘It takes a lot of energy and will’: Parents of Herman Whitfield III open up about son’s in-custody death - Indianapolis Recorder
Consider signing the change.org petition. 🕊
🕊 I’m “Designated Preacher” this morning (meaning, I am reading the pastor’s teaching in their absence).
“Join us” online 9:30 eastern for Jesus Geography: Caesarea Philippi.