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4 years ago  ::  Mar 30, 2010 - 9:42AM #1
mitchel1
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This board has been terribly sleepy for a long time. Is this a sign of the passionlessness of the church? Have we nothing to be excited about? Do we have no convictions that demand we give voice to them? Why the silence?

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2010 - 9:05PM #2
Vanessa86
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I don't think it's a sign of no passion. I have plenty of that! I feel like we just don't have a critical mass on this board, for some reason. There's a core group of us who post; I haven't lately because I don't want to be too pushy. Also, I simply don't have the knowledge of DoC issues that others do, so I hesitate to post about church matters.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2010 - 3:06PM #3
Campbellite
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I think that's part of it Vanessa. Another part is that many of the issues which are going on in other denominations either don't apply to us (women's ordination, for one) are no longer current for us, since we've already come to a general agreement about them.  In addition, we are so accepting of diversity that matters which others are wrestling with are not battles we choose to fight.

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2010 - 9:00AM #4
mecdukebec
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There are some of us on the DoC board on Facebook.  If you really, truly want to know who I am on F-book, PM me, and I'll let you know.

That being said, I, personally, am glad that we are founding new churches, don't crucify other over 'the gays,' etc., and can gather around the Lord's Table, every Sunday.
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4 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2010 - 11:40AM #5
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Apr 5, 2010 -- 9:00AM, mecdukebec wrote:

There are some of us on the DoC board on Facebook.  If you really, truly want to know who I am on F-book, PM me, and I'll let you know.  That being said, I, personally, am glad that we are founding new churches, don't crucify other over 'the gays,' etc., and can gather around the Lord's Table, every Sunday.



That is part of the genius of the Disciples. We have brothers and sisters with whom we disagree sharply on many political or theological points, yet we all come together as God's children to eat at the Lord's Table as one Body.


(Which DOC board of Facebook? Could you post a link, perhaps?)

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 05, 2010 - 12:10PM #6
mecdukebec
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Just enter the terms "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)" on Facebook, and you'll have it.  I was just surfing there.  Cool

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