The Cost of an Epiphany Pt. 3

Jan 28, 2018

Hey everyone – just a reminder that we’re still at Pantages, and still gathering around 10:30 a.m. so we can get rolling by 10:45. I had a music teacher once who said that “practice makes perfect, but only if you practice perfectly”.  I would say our practice on this matter is something less than perfect as measured by the clock, but something very beautiful as measured by the conversations that happen during this time. So come as you are able…but if you come sooner, you get to connect longer before other things start to happen. There’s value in both, it seems to me…

In any event, the Talky Bit (whenever we arrive there) will be the third part of our exploration on “the cost of an epiphany”. This week we’ll consider a dark (funny?) story from the Old Testament (one of those sorts of stories that folks love to use to dismiss all ancient stories as being without real value in our time), as well as picking up on the fact that the last time we explored this topic we left Jesus hanging, along with the prodigal son and a lonely friend of mine. (If that sentence doesn’t make any sense to you, I refer you to parts 1 and 2 of this exploration). I’ll do my best to connect the dots for everyone in the room, whether you’ve been able to join us for the first two or not. So get yourself out the door, come grab some coffee and / or some conversation, and let the good people and the ideas that fill this space stir you up. It’s liable to be enlivening for your body and your spirit.

Note: last week we had Matthew Kent as our “guest”. Matthew engaged us in some consideration of the value of contemplative practice in ways that I found both challenging and very user-friendly. He is working at getting together a small group of interested people to continue on that path. Following is his description of what he’s putting together, and some info about how to be in touch if you are interested:
“This is a small group for those interested in exploring new possibilities for Christian spiritual community, where our main focus will be on creating space to experience the Divine within and between us rather than on trying to figure out the ‘right’ beliefs. The group will meet every two weeks, from mid-February to mid-April (dates and times to be decided). If this sounds intriguing, direct your curiosity to:”
-Matthew KentI look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Tim Plett

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