Thursday, June 30, 2005


“Can we talk?”

If a peace church can’t,
then who can?

Together: Conversations on Being the Church is most of us in the Church of the Brethren getting together in small groups to talk about being the church. We’ll worship, listen, learn, pray, reflect.

“Together” conversations are not scheduled for all church-wide conferences from spring 2006 through spring 2007, but every district will hold at least one. Especially important will be the conversations that take place in congregations, including your own.

For more information, visit or contact your district office.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Take a Moment

Please take a moment to appreciate Jesus’ infinite power and love in your life…

Thursday, June 02, 2005

God is Great

God is Great

Transubstantiation is the belief of many branches of Christianity that when you take communion, the bread and wine transform physically into the flesh and blood of Christ. So, to some, this is literally true and not just symbolism: the flesh is present, the bread is gone.

If you conservatively assume that these are the End Times and that Jesus will soon be completely consumed (a detail generally not a part of mainstream Christian dogma), then he weighs two billion times more than you, and contains fourteen billion times as much blood. (2,028,252,833× and 14,375,000,000×).

By comparison, the largest living animal on Earth is the Blue Whale, at a paltry 150 tons (a mere 2,500× bigger than you). It is believed that the largest dinosaur, the Argentinosaurus, weighed only 90 tons.

However, perhaps Jesus, like Wolverine, has amazing regenerative powers (in which case, it's surprising it took him three days to return from the dead. But maybe he was just taking a little time-out.)