Dear Folks -
I called the Ordinary Life Talk I gave this week "Living in a Bubble." It was my way of expressing gratitude to St. Paul's for providing a place for the Ordinary Life Gathering to meet. We can come to think that all churches are like St. Paul's and this isn't so. We live in a bubble at St. Paul's. It is a wonderful bubble but a bubble nonetheless. It is odd but true that honest Jesus scholarship is not welcome in many churches and this is a violation of the very morality teachings of Jesus we are seeking to explore. In this talk I give a couple of examples of narrow-minded rigidity still at work in our time.