Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Discipleship Group to begin Thursdays, 830pm, Chick-fil-a, Renaissance Parkway, Durham

The forums and ways in which we "talk" about sexuality are fascinating.  Chick-fil-a (and a media blitz, basically one corporate leaders opinion) becomes a false forum for real lives with real people.  As usual I didn't unleash all or much of any of what I think about sexuality based on the opinion of one overwhelmingly good and hospitable corporation.  It's cool if you want to stay away from their chicken.  I bet you won't, at least not for long.  If you try to categorize every organization by whether or not they fit into your moral box or not, you will soon become paralyzed by the effort and mostly just tired.  Make the decisions you want to make and live with them.  But I go on record as claiming that eating or not eating at Chick-fil-a is not the final word on sexuality.

I lead with this because timing is everything and I'd like to live outside of it for a moment, but probably won't pull that off.  Too bad.

For about two years, the Tobacco Trail Church has had two discipleship groups.  B3 (Boys Brueggers Bibles).  Meets Mondays 7am at Bruegger's at 1833 MLK in Durham.  All men are welcome.  We are currently reading and studying in John and typically have 5-8 men who invest in this weekly gathering.  Email for more information.

W3 (Women Wine and the Word).  Meets most Mondays at 7pm at Straw Valley Cafe at 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.  Durham, NC 27707.  All women are welcome.  Contact Virginia Taylor at:

Now, a third group, Thursday Nights, 730pm at Chick-fil-a off Renaissance Parkway near 751.  We are considering reading and praying the following texts: Traveling Mercies, In His Steps, Seven Storey Mountain, The Meaning of Marriage, The Gospel of Luke, The Psalms.

Join us.  Help name us.

note--this group is now meeting on the last Sundays of the month at Bruegger's at 1833 MLK in Durham from 10-11:45am.  Read the books below and join us.

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott (September 2012)
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon (October 2012)
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton (November 2012)
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller (December 2012)
Living Without Enemies by Sam Wells (January-February 2013)
Pilgrim by David Whyte (March-April 2013)
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