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!