Weekly Newsletter - June 14, 2017
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. On Faith, part 11 – Seeking Truth
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  4. Pastor Frank L. Hoffman Speaking at Albany on National Animal Rights Day, 6/4/17

1. Activist Feedback

Liz Carter, who leafleted at a Newsboys concert in Columbus, writes

I leafleted for about an hour and ten minutes and passed out about 195 leaflets.The concertgoers were friendly and receptive, and the CVA leaflet cover, with its picture of the beautiful lamb, seemed to generate positive interest. All in all, a great time!

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to leaflet for CVA!

Upcoming Activist Opportunities

06/23/2017 AZ, Prescott Valley Matthew West
07/02/2017 TN, Springfield Tenth Avenue North
07/08/2017 IN, Indianapolis Summer Lights Tour, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp
07/14/2017 NC, Charlotte Summer Lights Tour, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp
07/21/2017 GA, Duluth Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour
08/01/2017 PA, Clearfield Matthew West
08/05/2017 TX, Frisco Hillsong United Headlines OUTCRY Festival
08/06/2017 CO, Denver Newsboys, Colorado Rockies Faith Day
09/08/2017 FL, Orlando Chris Tomlin, Rock the Universe
09/09/2017 TX, Houston Sisters, Celebrating the Art of Friendship (Women of Faith)
09/15/2017 CA, Fresno Sisters, Celebrating the Art of friendship (Women of Faith)
09/21/2017 MO, St. Louis Love Life Women’s Conference
10/13/2017 IN, Indianapolis Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour
10/19/2017 PA, Reading Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father Tour
11/2-7/2017 CA, Los Angeles Hillsong Conference
11/04/2017 FL, Tampa Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father Tour
11/10/2017 NC, Charlotte Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour

Tabling

07/22/2017 WA, Spokane Spokane Vegfest
07/22-23/17 CO, Golden VegFest Colorado
08/12-13/17 IL, Leslie Veggie Fest 2017
09/12/2017 DC, Washington DC Vegfest
09/17/2017 OH, Columbus 2017 Ohio Vegfest
09/23/2017 IL, Chicago Chicago Vegan Mania
10/01/2017 CA, San Francisco World Veg Festival Weekend
10/14/2017 OR, Portland Portland VegFest
10/28/2017 FL, Orlando Central Florida VegFest
11/11/2017 GA, Atlanta Atlanta Veg Fest

When you volunteer for the CVA, the CVA donates $20/hr. to the veg. or animal protection group of your choice. Contact Lorena at [email protected] if you can help.


2. On Faith, part 11 – Seeking Truth

In prior essays, I have cautioned against “believing impossible things” for two reasons. It undermines knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Also, such an approach to the world facilitates harming other individuals. For example, there is no way to convince a person not to harm animals if that person is absolutely convinced that they have God’s blessing for doing so.

I suggest that a better approach to knowledge is to follow Jesus’ instruction “seek first the kingdom and his [God’s] righteousness” (Matthew 6:33, RSV). I see this as a process that involves ongoing study and reflection. Following this path, we can gain greater wisdom throughout our lives and draw closer to the truth. We might not have the satisfaction of knowing that the work is done – that we have truth firmly in our grasp. But, there are definite benefits of such an approach.

We are far less likely to treat others harmfully. Second, we can have the pleasure of interacting with other people in a common pursuit of truth and justice. Third – and this is a point of faith more than demonstrable fact – greater wisdom and understanding will help us address our most fundamental needs in life. A central article of Christian faith is that following the teachings of Jesus helps us gain the wisdom and understanding we need to feel whole and gain a sense of peace. I think this is why Jesus said, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:31-32).

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD


3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

Love Fulfills Biblical Law


4. See video of Pastor Frank L. Hoffman Speaking at Albany on National Animal Rights Day, 6/4/17


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