09 May 2013

Catching up...

...whew! Whirlwind. Drove down to Falls Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee for Midsouth Pastoral Conference (Wilken did apologetics; I did Liturgy and Mission: Enemies or Allies?). It was an eight hour drive there. The moral of the story is: never trust your Apple GPS when out in the wilds! It directed me to a farm lane and instructed me to walk the rest of the way!!! Drove 7 + hours home yesterday and was very proud of myself: ONE potty break, mind you, at the 3.5 hour point. Coffee finally insists on going somewhere else; can't keep it, only borrow it. But I tried my darndest to keep it for as long as I possibly could! Home to find Bekah working on the lawn (what a gem of a child!) and with dinner on and ready (did I mention she was a gem?). This morning had chapel at LCEF and chapel here at IC in about 25 minutes, then to study up for my presentation on Compline on Issues, Etc. this afternoon. Church tonight for the joys of our Lord's Ascension!

4 comments:

Rev. Ross Engel said...

Any chance you'll be sharing your presentation: "Liturgy and Mission: Enemies or Allies?"? Sounds like a timely topic and would love to read it or see it myself!

William Weedon said...

Pr. Engel,

I'd need to whip it into shape. I wrote it all out, but it was still rather "stream of conscience" writing. I can tell you my basic argument was that more than just allies, that mission's goal is liturgy! Sounds odd, I know, but that's because we tend to hear liturgy as text in a book and not liturgy as the Holy Spirit enlivening us through pouring out the gifts Christ won for us so as to live as children of the heavenly Father. The goal of mission is that the lost are brought to receive the good gifts of God, and forking over those gifts is what liturgy is all about.

L Herbz said...

Never trust ANY GPS. We've been directed to many a vacant lot in the middle of nowhere. Some random houses, too.... In fact, it's bound and determined that Aunt Sissy's house is about a mile closer and on the left. Yeah...there's not even a house there.

Pastor Peters said...

Perhaps that was the problem... It is FALL Creek Falls... not Falls Creek Falls....

Oh, well, you got there and did a fine job as well... that is all that counts!