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Bill Berger
Theology and Culture for Urban Missions
Interests: philosophy, UMASS Minutemen, Denver Broncos movies: gladiator, braveheart, master and commander, things to do in denver when you're dead, school of rock. music: journey, zeppelin, john coltrane, tommy dorsey. interests: theology, entrepreneurs
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#1 - We look forward to gathering with you this Palm Sunday. We are examining at the Meaning of Jesus and joining the conversation with the writer Luke as he describes the night Jesus was betrayed by his friends (Luke... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bill
We are in a series leading up to Easter called, "The Meaning of Jesus." My hope is that we will encounter Jesus in a way that will be an encounter of the heart, a time when we experience who Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Bill
It's sobering to realize that an hour north of us in Seattle, a community is suffering a terrible tragedy. Please pray for the communities of the Cascade Valley, here is where to donate: Red Cross: If you wish to help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Bill
I admit, I scroll the IMDb website to see what movies Russel Crowe is going to be in. (Is that a form of stalking), whatever, but anyway...I have been waiting for the release of Noah ever since I saw that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Bill
My son wrapped up his freshman year at UMass and it was a wild ride. The team made it to the NCAA tourney and the experience was amazing. I am a very proud Dad. I just wanted you to know. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Bill
#1 - We had a great time at our Volunteer Appreciation Night last Friday. We had the Amazing Kobi as entertainment, he was truly...well...amazing! It was great to honor all the dedicated and committed volunteers at All Saints. Thank you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Bill
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Bill
#1 - We are so excited about sharing our facility with Seattle Against Slavery (and potentially two other organizations). The shared work space is coming together and we will be welcoming SAS very soon! Thank you for your donations that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Bill
Sunday was a snowy, slushy mess. Being on Queen Anne Hill on a "snow day" provides All Saints Church attenders the opportunity to test their commitment. The roads on the hill yesterday morning were not at all considered clear. However,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Bill
#4 - We have an amazing group of volunteers! I am blown away by the many volunteers that give time and passion to All Saints and the city of Seattle. 93% of our attenders volunteer in some capacity! Thank you!!!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Bill
It's interesting what is happening to the religious landscape in America. This Pew Research Forum graph tells the tale. You can read the Pew article here. A few items of interest: -The US leads for Christians migrants, also the top... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Bill
Yes! I must say, I read this article and a smile spread across my face. Knute Berger (not related, but a cool last name), posted this article about the World Champion Seahawks possbily setting a new course for us as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Bill
#1 - The response for Advent Conspiracy is outstanding! We are at $8095k of our $15k goal. I am proud of how generous this church is! And a generous church is a happy church. Very cool!! If you haven't had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Bill
As I am preparing for the message on "Spending Less" this weekend, I have been doing research on the spending habits of Americans during the Christmas season. What I have discovered has been literally shocking. The amount of money that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Bill
#1 - I am so proud of the All Saints community, through Queen Anne Helpline we gave 20+ bags of food to seniors living in our community for Thanksgiving. #2 - All 20 gift tags from our Giving Tree to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Bill
I am really proud of our church, we have filled 40 grocery bags of Thanksgiving goodness to help the Queen Anne Helpline make the Seniors in our neighborhood have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are partnering with New Horizons and Seattle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Bill
I am enjoying this cloudy, rainy day. It is a day for coffee and that is always a good day. I wanted to bring your attention to a couple things going on at All Saints. 1. We are looking at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Bill
I think this clip from The Hobbit is applicable to the reality of the church in the world. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Bill
UMASS plays Boston College at the TD Garden in Boston. The game is at noon pst this Sunday, Nov.10. I am so excited to watch my son, #24 play for UMASS. Tune in and watch the Minuteman go to work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Bill
I ditched Facebook because, to be transparent, I was spending too much time looking for something to disagree with, or shake my head at some foolish post that will come back to haunt the person who posted it at their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Bill
It appears that Ed Murray is headed for election as the new mayor of Seattle. Here is his website if you are not familiar with his platform. As a citizen of Seattle, as a person who loves this city and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Bill
This Sunday we will continue our series in Romans, we will be focusing on Romans 3:21-31. We have seen what the the gospel says to us about putting so much pressure on ourselves to be good, be nice, be right... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Bill
We continue our series in Romans. What a beautiful telling of the gospel by the Apostle Paul. This Sunday we are looking at Romans 3:21-28 , we learn that we no longer have to pull out our performance record to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Bill
Last week I had the opportunity to give a 30,000 foot view of where we've been as a church and where we're headed. If you weren't able to attend please listen to the podcast on All Saints' mobile app or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Bill
I met with a friend today who taught me a lot about sustainability in organizations. I learned that sustaibility, if practiced now, will lead to healthier environments, corporations, neighborhoods, churches, forests, etc. I think this is an important discussion, especially... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Bill