Pentecost, Communion, Song, & Inquiry

This Sunday began with a Pentecost day sermon and songs by Bryan Moyer Suderman.  It was also a communion Sunday and Suderman’s peace song  that celebrated God’s love for a picnic brought visions to my mind.  Our round church allowed me to see in my mind the tribes of the earth pour in from all directions for the peace meal that ushers in a new day. Suderman’s song “There is a new day coming” challenged us to live that way since the new day is already here.

Our Sunday School Class on How to Study the Bible learned from unanswered questions:  Who wrote this? and Why is this in the Bible?  Individuals who are interested in the first question may enjoy the following link because of the learned speculation.  We also discussed the task of linguists and translators, and the value of using various translations, dictionaries and thesaurus,

At four in the afternoon I joined others for an hour of song by Byran Moyer Suderman.    It is impossible to adequately describe his communication style. He is friendly and has a sense of humor.  He takes his guitar to the podium and sings with a soft voice.  His wish is to bring young and old, small and tall, together in the kingdom.    I bought a CD titled “New World Coming.”   It is a compilation of five previously published CDs.  The last song calls us to be “Detectives of Divinity.” When he sang it for us live in the afternoon he asked us to take an imaginary spy glass from the hip pocket so we could use it to detect the small signs of divinity around us.

At 7:00 p.m. I went to New Perspectives on Faith to listen to a lecture by Loyal Rue on Religion is Not about God. I will to listen to the recording when it is posted on the New Perspective’s websote so I can think through  it again.  Great is the mystery!    

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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1 Response to Pentecost, Communion, Song, & Inquiry

  1. Nate Lehman says:

    You are getting great response to your website and you have a great ministry going. People are donating for you and who you are. Yesterday I was happy to call you my cousin when the minister at Chambersburg Mennonite church showed me your book, “Spots On My Trousers” he had sitting on his desk.
    When and if funds run low again, let me know. Peace and Love, Nate

    PS. Remember to remind people to Listen to each other!

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