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Thanks for a great April Coffee Talk!

On Saturday Spokane Faith & Values held its fourth Coffee Talk, this time at Revel 77 Coffee.

A big thanks to those who showed up — 32 people — including the four panelists, the Rev. Jim CastroLang, Skyler Oberst, Dr. Pearce Fujiura and Annie May Brown.

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The pitfalls of community

Although community is a crucial aspect of any religious experience, it can be taken too seriously and put the personal relationship with the divine at risk. I can only speak of my own Roman Catholic experience in this matter and share with you two areas in which Catholics need to exercise caution in balancing community and the personal.

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Fostering a welcoming community in Spokane

Community. It’s a buzz word churches throw around and strive to manifest. Here are some examples:
‘We’re a community church!’
‘Have you been to one of our community groups?’
‘We have community outreach programs!’
‘Community prayer is open to everyone, join in!’
‘Community service projects, we do them!’

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God knows we need community

We want to have it all together and try to fool God — whatever form God takes in our lives — into believing that we have it all together. The truth, though, is that God recognizes that we are in need of healing, whether we make that clear or not.

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Understanding reverence

One Sunday I was reminiscing about my time in Japan. I really came to love and admire parts of the Japanese culture and their small expressions to each other. I feel like the Japanese people were a good example of reverence. There’s certain things you just don’t do in public …

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