it’s the name now

my mom found this (i’m not sure how she finds this stuff and i’m a little scared by all that she finds – if my mom was ever a stalker she would be an incredibly scary stalker – i love you mom 🙂 ). it’s a church planting prayer list for the minnesota / wisconsin baptist convention and we’re on it (look down and we’re the sixth prayer request). apparently i placed the name we were considering for the church somewhere on some form and it has been added to the prayer list. so it looks like we have a name now – it’s tapestry (actuall it will be stevens point tapestry church but just called tapestry for the fun of it).

here’s the rationale behind calling it tapestry.

  • a tapestry is woven together. to separate it is to destroy it – kind of like what i hope the community of faith we’ll be a part of will be.
  • a tapestry is beautiful whe seen from above but a mess of tangles when seen from below – kind of like what i hope the community of faith we’ll be a part of will be.
  • karl barth described the imago dei (another name that i for one would have liked but noone probably would have been able to pronounce) as coming from the fact that humanity is male and female (i.e. we are the image of GOD in community and to separate us is to deny that image). as a tapestry we best display GOD’s image together – kind of like what i hope the community of faith we’ll be a part of will be.

i like the name “tapestry” but it probably doesn’t matter anymore because it’s on the prayer list. so “jar” is now “tapestry.” hopefully it will live out its name.

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2 Replies to “it’s the name now”

  1. Son, I have lived with her for 40 some odd years………………Stalker is a better description of your mom.

    PS Mom, i love you

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