Kansas Citians, a couple of things LaVon and I have done the last week that you might enjoy, both limited runs: The Queen Nefertari exhibit at the Nelson is excellent. She was the favorite wife of Rameses II - whom many scholars believe was the pharaoh of the Exodus (others date the Exodus 150 years earlier). Thanks to Julian Zugazagoitia, the Nelson's Director, for bringing this to Kansas City! Julian's leadership is a gift to our city. The Nelson also has some great Egyptian pieces in their regular collection. Last night we were at the Kauffman with Stella and Danielle for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A delightful and fun performance that left Stella squealing, on the edge of her seat and asking, after, "Papa, how did they do that???" Here's a pic from last night. ... See MoreSee Less
In the Bible, when God created things, His comment after creating those things was "this is good". Not once did He create something and immediately declare it bad. Now when it comes to man, things get a little more complex. In the flood, He destroyed man, woman and child with no discrimination, except for Noah and his family. If "mankind" being all the descendants of Adam went bad to the point of needing to be destroyed, how could anything expect the descendants of Noah, being also descendants of Adam, to turn out exceptionally good?
One has to infer that God does not wish his creations destroyed, and that is why he sent us Jesus. LBGTQ are God's creations, as are all of us.
God surely loves you, he made you just as you are!
"To all my LGBTQ friends out there who daily face the taunts and the threats and the coldness of people claiming faith in a God who is supposed to be made of love, please accept my apologies for them wielding religion like a weapon. They know not what they do."
In my experience they DO know what they do, and relish in it.
We're Spirits looking for bodies, the other side are bodies looking for the Spirit
Dear friends: A friend asked me to share this great job opportunity with you!
Program Director: Cranaleith Spiritual Center, Philadelphia, PA
Cranaleith Spiritual Center is looking for a program director responsible for developing and operationalizing retreat and program activity in faithfulness to the mission of Cranaleith, intentionally attending to the spirituality and mission of Mercy, its Critical Concerns and core values of compassion and justice. In addition to fulfilling the principle duties and responsibilities, the successful candidate will project a high degree of identification with and passion for the mission of Mercy.
Responsibilities: *Organize, coordinate and, as necessary, participate in retreats and programs developed in collaboration with presenters and Cranaleith staff *Develop annual program calendars (summer, fall/winter/spring), including the identification of themes/topics, presenters, dates, pricing and potential marketing strategies in collaboration with marketing/communications, finance and Conference Center staff
*Develop and manage annual programs budget Recruit and contract with presenters to provide retreats, programs and services
* Manage presenters and programs, including continuous cultivation of relationships, compensation/stipends and support
*Cultivate, place and nurture volunteers Assess and evaluate existing programs and utilize resulting information to modify and grow program offerings *Support Board of Directors Program Committee, including development and timely submission of quarterly minutes and reports
Qualifications: Demonstrated previous experience in programs regarding spiritual and religious development, retreat ministry and/or spiritual direction; group dynamics and team building; management/administration; knowledge of creating the environment conducive to prayer Highly organized and capable of handling a variety of responsibilities related to program development and operations Creativity, flexibility, capacity to make independent decisions Ability to network and interact with a broad base of individuals/organizations Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Minimum of master’s degree with at least three years of previous retreat/spiritual direction and administrative experience with current continuing education Ability to work evenings, weekend daytime in a flex schedule as required View the complete job description. To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Cranaleith Spiritual Center 13475 Proctor Road Philadelphia, PA 19116 ... See MoreSee Less