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I know it’s lunch time, but go ahead and make dinner plans by feasting your eyes upon that delicious pizza above.
It’s a Pizza Lounge pie, and darn, it’s good stuff.
We’ll get the conversation and food going around 7:30 PM at 841 Exposition Ave, right across from the Fair Park DART station. I heartily recommend their delicious “dimebag” pizza with all kinds of green vegetables, but on occasion, we enjoy their happy goat or spicy muchaco. Oh, it’s also half price pizza night as a bonus.
The question for tonight is this – “Was Jesus ever wrong? About what?”
My first inclination is to point at the story of the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:25-30, where Jesus seems rude to a Gentile woman in need. I can’t read that passage without thinking Jesus was wrong. But I also can’t read it without thinking that Jesus had the capacity to see things in a different light and change his mind.
If Jesus was fully human, doesn’t that mean he could be wrong about something?
Sometimes, folks who follow Jesus are called to be perfect, as Christ is perfect. But, being wrong is really about being human, the process by which we learn and grow. If Jesus never learned anything, then how is that any sort of model for us to follow? Is that any sort of teacher that we can relate to? What do you think?
Join our conversation tonight – I’m sure it will be as wide-ranging as it was last week.
Our praise team, with guest drummer Ben Pham, jammed poolside Sunday evening at my apartment complex, the Trails at White Rock. We appreciate being invited back and even did a little vocal work in addition to the latin/calypso grooves. The evening began with some unexpected rain that forced us to call off most of our musicians, but we were able to setup on a patio and work it out. We did miss the smooth vocals of Brenda Armstrong and Douglass Anne Cartwright. Thanks to Matt Jaynes on steel pan, Alberto Martinez on bass, Dave Burris on guitar, and Mike Garvey on keys.
The highlight for me was singing “One Love” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. I had to decide if I was going to sing the Marley or the Wailers part. (I went with the Marley.)
Thanks to everyone who gave us a warm reception and enjoyed the vibe. We love music – it really is a gift. The Spirit speaks to us through these tunes, whether they are sacred or secular, so we play most of them on a Sunday morning in worship. I am grateful that we have the fantastic musicians that we have. Join us sometime to hear them yourself!
Our pub ministry is back in action tonight at the Pizza Lounge. We’ll enjoy some awesome pizza and great conversation. I’ll be bringing some thoughts of doing some work and leading youth on a mission experience up in northwest Arkansas. I anticipate our friend Robert Hearne being back to share a bit about working with youth and seeing the beautiful expanse of Alaska. We start gathering at 7:30 pm – hope to see you there!
Since it’s the first pub of the month, we will have free childcare at the church from 7-9:30 pm. It’s open to anybody with little kids. You can drop them off at the nursery – come to the back parking lot of the church to get in. Our attendants always take down cellphone numbers, so if there is anything that comes up, you will be a short phone call away.