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These are the weekend teachings from Timberline Old Town Church in Ft. Collins, CO. Darren Fred is the primary communicator, though there are a smattering of guests spread here and there. Also, check out the Speaking of Art segments. We love art, we love what artists have to say about art. For more info about who we are, visit timberlineoldtown.org.

Nov 4, 2018

SONGS 

Free - Gungor

Satisfied In You - The Sing Team

I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever

Relentless - Hillsong United

TEXT

Isaiah 11:6-10

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TAKEAWAYS

Over the next month leading to Advent, regularly read the poem in Isaiah 11:1-10, considering this commentary from Walter Brueggemann:

In poetry we can do things not permitted by logic or reason. Poetry will open the world beyond reason. Poetry will give access to contradictions and tensions that logic must deny. Poetry will not only remember, but also propose and conjure and wonder and imagine and foretell.

Consider these questions:

  • What does it ask you to remember?
  • What healing rest does it propose?
  • What truth and good work does it cause you to wonder about and imagine?
  • Where is might edge effect be present in your life that you might engage to help create the place of glorious rest the poem foretells?

BENEDICTION

Risen Christ,

Come near to us who are in places of death,

Come near to us who are strugging to surrender,

Come near to us fools and make us your fools,

And let us practice resurrection in a world that fears death.

Amen

RESOURCE

Podcast: Hidden Brain | The Edge Effect

PRACTICE

Lectio Divina (try this with Isaiah 11:1-10)

Oct 28, 2018

The Poem is a 4-week series in Isaiah 11, a section of poetry a few of us have thought a lot about over the years. As a result of that thinking, it has had a large influence on how we view things and do things at Timberline Old Town & Everyday Joe's. The hopeful fruit of a month in the poem together is a reminder of our identity: congregationally and individually. 

 

TEXT

Isaiah 11:1-5

 

TAKEAWAYS

  1. We must reckon with what is and what was, but the Spirit of Christ is always leading us to newness
  2. Reckon with our words. What is our goal? To impress? To control? To bring healing, joy, reconciliation.
  3. Shut up sometimes.
  4. Listen to this: On Being with Krista Tippett - Eugene Peterson 

 

BENEDICTION

Risen Christ,

Come near to us who are in

       places of death,

Come near to us who are       

       struggling to surrender,

Come near to us fools

       and make us your fools

       and let us practice    

       resurrection in a world

       that fears death.

Amen

Oct 21, 2018

The Poem is a 4-week series in Isaiah 11, a section of poetry a few of us have thought a lot about over the years. As a result of that thinking, it has had a large influence on how we view things and do things at Timberline Old Town & Everyday Joe's. The hopeful fruit of a month in the poem together is a reminder of our identity: congregationally and individually. 

 

TEXT

Isaiah 11:2-4a

 

TAKEAWAYS

  1. A few times this week, read Isaiah 11:1-4a. As for the Spirit of Christ to guide you as you...
  2. Reflect - try practicing the Examen prayer. Write down what was brought to your attention in reflection. Ask “Does it burn good?” Look for new life. Where is there unexpected beauty?
  3. Rest - Set the list aside.
  4. Breath - In, out. Rest in you, resting in me.
  5. Listen to The Poetry of Self Compassion

 

BENEDICTION

Risen Christ,

Come near to us who are in

       places of death,

Come near to us who are       

       struggling to surrender,

Come near to us fools

       and make us your fools

       and let us practice    

       resurrection in a world

       that fears death.

Amen

 
Oct 14, 2018

The Poem is a 4-week series in Isaiah 11, a section of poetry a few of us have thought a lot about over the years. As a result of that thinking, it has had a large influence on how we view things and do things at Timberline Old Town & Everyday Joe's. The hopeful fruit of a month in the poem together is a reminder of our identity: congregationally and individually. 

 

TEXT

Isaiah 11:1

 

TAKEAWAYS

Sins of omission get us all 

What do I need to reckon with personally?

What sins of my family or my race or my congregation or my gender do I need to consider that I haven’t considered?

Think big. Think free.

Watch Vapor Meditation and Vapor Gungor official lyric videos
 
 
BENEDICTON

"For A New Beginning" by John O'Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

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