I found, at least for myself, one of the best places to spend a fourth of July Church service at – an African-American Church located in the middle of the hopeless and Notorious Skid Row of Los Angeles. Emily and I went to Central City Community Church of the Nazarene (CCCN) this Sunday and experiencedContinue reading “Fourth of July in Skid Row”
I am learning how to be more visible in my thinking, I want to be apart of greater communities, thinking and storytelling.
Class Journal #3 June 30, 2004 Three topics arose today as we visited Skid Row, the interrelationships between Rich and poor, how to deal with the overwhelming problems of the city, and also what missions means to todays evangelicals. First we spent time discussing the appointment with a wealthy CEO that Jude did with otherContinue reading “class journal #3”
June 28 2004 Urban Mission Models Class Journal #1 I was struck the very beginning of the class by one small statement read aloud and set the momentum for the whole day. This phrase was read from what I judged to be a clichéd filled poem called, an Urban Psalm 23. They never look inContinue reading “Class Journal #1 Fuller at Skid Row”
June 29, 2004 Class Journal #2 We arrived in Skid Row, LAs Homeless Containment” district this morning at about 9:00 am to find at least 10 people sleeping on the sidewalk. One person had a tent fixed to the fence and created somewhat of a small shelter about 7 feet long and 3 inches wide,Continue reading “Class Journal #2 Fuller Visit’s Skid Row”
Journal #4 July 1, 2004 Today, I began to have that camp feeling arriving with everyone around 9:15, groggy, people feeling more comfortable, and more personal with one another. Today was a day to think about getting personal with the city. Two things stand out our talks about the shift from parish ministry toContinue reading “Inner Change Journal #4”
A: Dang it – I thought you were someone else. Why do you always look at people as if you grew up with them or something? Don’t you think it is misleading? Don’t you think that it is a little peculiar that you look at people at all? Why not keep your eyes on yourself?Continue reading “short quotes”
toying with new ideas about old worlds – old dreams – and old mistaken roads. will the time come that we no longer look to the past to understand today.
this is another one of those tests