I’ve had an interesting couple of months–and the interesting parts aren’t done. I had to purchase a new, fancy laptop for video editing. It always takes me time to adjust to a new work mate, and I was just getting adjusted when the motherboard fried just yesterday! Supposedly it will be fixed Monday. We’ll see.
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to get back to El Bloggo Meo. (apologies to my son-in-law, Guerrero). I have tons to share with anyone who wants to drop in.
I’m going to share with you some dialogues I will be sharing at our church, The HomePage, during the month of December. We have diaglogues rather than sermons. And they truly are dialogues. People ask questions, make comments, sometimes object. It’s not quite a ruly or neat a process as a sermon, but a sermon is one way.
I’ve always believed Christianity is not a lecture class. Rather, it’s a lab class. And the best way to prepare people for the six-day lab coming up is to be certain their questions are answered, as far as possible. So instead of a one-way sermon, we have a two-way dialogue. And instead of 40 minutes or more of one person talking, this dialogue is broken up into two or three smaller segments. This allows people to digest it and come up with questions. It also allows the speaker to gauge how well he or she is communicating. For those who are interested, I’ll talk more about dialogues in future blogs.
But for today, I want to list the dialogues we’ll be sharing in December. If any of these tickle your fancy, let me know. All of these are or will be on powerpoint slides, and if there’s interest I might make videos or podcasts available as well. Here they are:
Scheduled dialogues for December:
Dec. 1: When Was Jesus Born?
The year, the month, and the likely day.
Dec. 8: We Have Seen His Star
A perennial favorite. The Wise Men (or were they Magi?) were very definite and specific about which star and whose it was.
Dec. 15: The Unsung Hero of Christmas.
Well, largely unsung. But his role was crucial.
Dec 22: Who is This Jesus?
Accounts vary, to our great benefit.
Dec 29: Why the World Did Not End Dec. 21.
In case it did, there will be no church on either the 22nd or the 29th.