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Chapter Fifteen — Listen to a New Idea

“Becca’s wisdom in this chapter is so simple that it is almost child’s play. If you want your life to be changed, you actually have to be open to being changed.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Fifteen.

Chapter Fourteen — Consider the Thistle

“A thistle farmer knows there is no such thing as a disposable person, that there is great beauty and strength in every person.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Fourteen.

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A Message from Mike Kinman on the Election

Yesterday, our nation chose a new president, and the choice has left many of us angry, fearful and deeply sorrowful.

We hear the cries of anger and pain – particularly from women. Women who thought yesterday was finally going to be the day our nation would see you as full human beings and value your gifts of leadership. This election truly is one more indignity you should not have had to bear on top of so many you have had to bear in the past.

We hear cries of fear from immigrants and people of color who fear for safety in yet new ways and from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender images of God who fear the loss of freedoms so recently won and so hard earned.

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“All Saints Sunday”

Mike Kinman on All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2016:

“Regardless of who wins this election, our calling as the church will remain the same, and our work will just be getting started.”

Chapter Thirteen — Laugh at Yourself

“Laughter — humor — it’s not just a nice add-on, it is absolutely necessary for survival. That’s because our laughter reminds us that the heart of God is joy. That God’s dream for each and for all of us is joy.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Thirteen.

Chapter Twelve — Show Hospitality to All

“I had known that the church doors were open during the week, but it had somehow escaped me that the custom of All Saints was to keep these doors open seven days a week. I imagine you know that about All Saints Church, but I wonder, do you know how rare that is?”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Twelve.

Chapter Eleven — Unite Your Sexuality and Spirituality

“Uniting our spirituality and our sexuality is an integral part of being the church, being the Body of Christ, with integrity.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Eleven.

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Coming Fully Alive

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”

So wrote Irenaeus of Lyons, a second-century bishop and theologian.

In the 20-some years since I first read those words in a seminary Patristics class, they have captured my heart as a vision for the church … as God’s dream for us all.

How are we about helping all of God’s children come fully alive?

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“Enough Already!!”

Gene Robinson on Sunday, October 30, 2016:

“All Saints is called to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable; and Mike Kinman is exactly the person to help you do both!”

Is There Life After November 8th?

Gene Robinson in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, October 30, 2016:

“I just want you to know that I am not always optimistic. But I am always hopeful. Optimism depends on the goodness of people, and hope depends upon the goodness of God.”

Chapter Ten — Forgive and Feel Freedom

“The call to forgiveness has consistently been used as a hammer against black and brown people, against people living in poverty, against anyone who comes up on the short side of a power analysis of our society.”

“Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Ten.

Chapter Nine — Stand on New Ground and Believe You Are Not Lost

“God continually calls us out of the old familiar ground to stand on new ground. As we come together at All Saints Church, we will be standing on new ground together.”

 “Find Your Way Home: Words from the Street, Wisdom from the Heart” is the book our rector-elect Mike Kinman selected for us all to read for our “One Book, One Church” program this Fall. As we engage in that process together as a parish, Mike is offering a series of video blogs, reflecting chapter by chapter. Here’s Chapter Nine.