"Spiritual Rhythms -- Scrolls for Robust Salvation" is the theme for the 74th annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures to be held May 2-5 in Malibu. >
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Cowboy Church 2017
Cowboy Church is coming up on Sunday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. when the Conejo Valley Church will worship and BBQ together at the old Western Town movie set at Paramount Ranch in Old Agoura. >
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Building Cathedrals Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing. One said, “I’m cutting this stone in a perfectly square shape.” The other replied, “I’m building a cathedral.” What’s the difference between these two stonecutters? The first is focused on technical details while the second has the final goal or purpose in mind.
This story, which is found in Etienne Wenger’s “Communities of Practice,” is instructive for us on this Dedication Sunday, a day in which we surround the parents of our newborns in prayer and commit ourselves together to their spiritual formation. Conceiving of parenting as an exercise in cathedral-building reminds us of several foundational truths. 1) Parenting is a long-term endeavor which will have a number of awkward, incomplete stages. 2) Parenting has a number of tedious moments which nevertheless matter for the final outcome. 3) Parenting requires attention to details that no one but God will see.