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Men's Weekend

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February 16 - 18, 2018

Theme: Contradictions of Being Christian in Today’s World

Speaker: Dale Flowers

Theme & Description:

“Contradictions of Being Christian in Today’s World”

We live with contradictions.  What society tells us to be and do is often in direct opposition to what is distinctly Christian.  Society encourages us to be strong and proud, yet as Christians we’re told to have faith like a child and to be humble.  Being independent is highly valued in our culture, but essential among a community of Christians is learning to be interdependent.  We might not admit it, but we like being envied, someone admiring who we are and what we possess; however, as Christians we are called to be examples of generosity. 

It is not easy living between the pull of these diametrically opposed values.  Yet learning to live authentically in this tension is the task of a committed follower of Christ.  

About the Speaker: 

Dale says,  “I’m someone who takes God seriously, but myself, not so serious.” 

He has served as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa for 20 years.  Previously he worked as an Associate Pastor of Carmel Presbyterian Church; as a department manager and management trainer for a financial institution in Fresno, California and as a seminary instructor in Manila, Philippines. 

Dale is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.  He has been married 38 years to Catie with two grown children, Mark (34) and Carrie (31).  Missions has always been a passion for Dale with short-term trips taken to:  Belize, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, Thailand, Cameroon, and Kenya.  Dale serves as a weekly Spiritual Advisor to residents of Los Guilicos Juvenile Hall.  

What occupies Dale’s time away from church is visiting used bookstores, watching sporting events, giving gifts, interacting with children, playing board games with friends and traveling.

 
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