My High Wire Act

“Ladies and gentleman, high above you, balanced precariously on the tightrope high over your heads — and performing it all without a net — is your pastor!”

Well, that’s sorta what it feels like to me!

Last year I took a couple of Sundays to field questions from our congregation. My hope was that lots of people would turn in their questions early, to give me a little time to prepare (that’s like performing with a net). But instead, most of the questions came as I was standing at the front of the church with the microphone in my hand… that’s definitely performing without a net!

But it was very well received, so we’re trying this high wire act again. Beginning next Sunday The Q Series allows anyone in attendance to ask their questions about the Bible, God, or anything else that’s on their mind about spiritual matters. People can either ask their question verbally, or they can text their question anonymously to the techs in our sound booth.

Of course, if you’d like to help me perform with a net, please ask a question or two (or three, or four…) in the comments below. If you’d like to see me perform without a net, join us at 10:30am this Sunday morning.

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3 Responses to “My High Wire Act”

  1. Duane Harriman Says:

    I do not attend your church “yet” so if you are filled up with questions I understand, if on the other hand there is a lack of questions perhaps you could address this one.
    I am little perplexed about our state of physical being when we depart this life. To be absent from the body and present with the Lord would seem to indicate the soul is with God but the body is not, yet in the transfiguration Moses and Elijah appear in human form or at least a form that looks like a human body. In Revelation souls are spoken of as being under the alter apparently without body. And then there is the raising of the dead, when the body meets up with the soul? Finally, whatever state we are in in Heaven it would seem to me that we must be recognizable to others, although a little baffling on how this could be. Finally, if we are recognizable in heaven why the need for the body? I am sure this is elementary stuff and I am just lacking a firm foundation in the area but would appreciate a clear explanation. Thank you, Duane Harriman

    • Craig T. Owens Says:

      Wow, Duane, thanks for tossing me a softball (not!). I will either attempt to answer this on Sunday (and then send you an audio file of my answer), or if I can’t get to it Sunday, I’ll post an answer in writing.

      In the meantime, got any easier ones for me? :-)

      • Duane Harriman Says:

        Thank you. I plan to visit your church within the next 2 or 3 weeks. I enjoyed the Friday night group service and the skit you and the others did.


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