About Karl Ingersoll

Pastor

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  • Karl shared from Notes from (over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering by Jim Palmer
    You must be warned that the Truth is often difficult to swallow. You want to know the Truth. But there is also a part of you that is afraid of it. Religion has programmed you with fear. Fear of God’s rejection and disapproval Fear of God’s discipline and punishment Fear of Hell Fear of forfeiting God’s blessing Fear of what you feel inside Fear of trusting your own inner guidance Fear of thinking for yourself Fear of being wrong Fear of being rejected by others This is what religion does to some people. Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles. Courage is a muscle that needs exercise...
    Note: Ditto ...
  • Karl shared from Notes from (over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering by Jim Palmer
    People often envision Jesus as someone tiptoeing around in a flowing robe, speaking softly, and carrying a baby lamb in his arms. But the real Jesus of history was a lightning rod. He got angry. He was the greatest debunker of religious hierarchies and traditions, and the greatest desacralizer of holy places, times, people, rituals, priests and things, that this world has ever seen. The religious establishment hurriedly condemned him to death for blasphemy, while the secular powers executed him for sedition.
    Note: Excellent …
  • Karl shared from The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) by Matt Smay, Hugh Halter
    This may be a humorous story that you can identify with, but if you decide to really be incarnational, you will have to deal with some very serious tensions. Most of them center around the question, “What is holiness?” This issue causes families to break up, churches to split, great young church planters to be mistrusted, and it is the primary reason that people outside the church think our God is like an old, senile, out-of-touch beat cop! For whatever reason, the church at large has theologized the idea of personal holiness to exclude normal interaction with the world. Many churches we work...
    Note: Absolutely ...
  • Karl shared from The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) by Matt Smay, Hugh Halter
    I’ve learned that if I stay in my office to study, nothing happens. But whenever I intentionally or unintentionally plant myself at a local hangout, I run into people and conversations start, and at the end of the day I know that something Kingdom oriented has happened.
    Note: The office ... that is where the pastor is to be located during the week because that is where the work of the church is done ... Twisted!
  • Karl shared from The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) by Matt Smay, Hugh Halter
    I’m not sure how we got where we are, but it’s amazing that we think our most powerful times, our most intimate spiritual experiences, are supposed to happen within the comfortable confines of our church services.
    Note: Great book ...
(Fredericton, NB)
Karl Ingersoll