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Are You Catching the Integral/ Progressive Wave?

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust Catching the Integral/ Progressive Wave By: Ian Lawton People often want to know where an independent church like C3 fits in the religious spectrum. Is it liberal or conservative? Is it high or low church, liturgical [...]

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Is Islam To Blame for Terrorism?

“The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.” ~Archibald Macleish Synergy- Uniting in our Difference for the Highest Good! By: Ian Lawton A wise member of a previous parish said to me, “Never be afraid to be a minority of [...]

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Are You Trapped in Religious Debt or Are You Paying Spirit Forward?

The good you do today may be quickly forgotten, but the impact of what you do will never disappear. ~Anonymous Paying It Forward To A Friend By: Ian Lawton Two people were shipwrecked on an island. One of them was screaming and yelling, “We’re going to die! We’re going to die! There’s no food! No [...]

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Is Bush Breaking the Law?

“Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movements and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Drawing On the [...]

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How Do You Experience God?

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” ~Anais Nin God: A Three Letter Word By: Ian Lawton What images does the word “God” conjure up in your mind? For some it is a personal being, a human looking character. For some it is a sense of peace or presence. [...]

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Are You Looking For a Christmas Miracle?

“What does God do all day long? God gives birth. From all eternity God lies on a maternity bed giving birth. What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to the son of God and I do not also give birth to the son of God in my time and my culture?” -Meister [...]

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Is Bush Breaking the Law?

“Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movements and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Drawing On the [...]

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Who Is John Shelby Spong?

“Is it you and me or just this world we live in I say we’re living on love they say we’re living in sin.” – Bon Jovi Jon Spong Jovi By Ian Lawton John Shelby Spong is the rock star of the progressive Christian movement. Put simply, he rocks. No one in the last 50 [...]

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Prayer, Bono. and You Too!

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. For what is prayer but the expansion of yourself into the living ether?” ~Kahlil Gibran A Whim or a Prayer? By Ian Lawton I’ve been thinking a lot [...]

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The Rise and Fall of the Verve Pipe

“To be great, be whole: do not exaggerate or exclude anything of what is yours. Be entire in everything. Put all that you are into the least you do. Be like the full moon, living aloft and shining everywhere.” ~Fernando Pessoa Who’s Calling? By Ian Lawton Some pastors work themselves to the ground because they [...]

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