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What sort of time commitments do you need/get from volunteers? Is it a weekly regular weekly type of need or an on call situation? What about people new to the church? Is there a minimum requirement for time of attendance? Just what quickly came to mind. Thanks!
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That's great to hear but what I meant is that I wonder how hard is it for people to relate to the church leadership anymore. And vice versa. For the average person, a night at Olive Garden is a big deal. I certainly don't begrudge you any of the blessings you have, but look at your life. Fishing, traveling, Rome, fine dining. When so many people are unemployed or under employed and don't know how they're going to put food on the table or pay the mortgage, do they feel their church leadership understands and/or cares about them?
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2010 on 100 Pastors and 32 Bishops at Mark Beeson
It's hard for me to imagine you and 135 other people trying to figure out how to reach people by traveling to what looks like God's country. I'm looking at this restaurant wondering what the average meal costs. I'm not surprised that the average person feels far from Christ. They're far from their church leadership.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2010 on 100 Pastors and 32 Bishops at Mark Beeson
No, my rationale was clear. If you allows gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals, having their own month would likely not be necessary. Had blacks been treated equally, I doubt we'd have a black history month. Is it really that difficult to understand that government sanctioned discrimination yields resentment and makes people feel less that equal? I'm still waiting for the sermon that tells me it's still OK to sell my daughter into slavery because it's in Leviticus.
Perhaps they wouldn't need a pride month if they simply weren't treated like 2nd class citizens? Give them the same rights that heterosexual married couples have and I think the average gay couple would be perfectly happy. Free to split property. Free to be on insurance plans. Free to make decisions about end of life care. As for teaching about homosexuality in the bible, how about we teach what the bible says about adultery and divorce first? It's mentioned a lot more, is a lot more common and is far more damaging to families right?
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