Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - April 5, 2018
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Report
  2. Original Sin, part 3
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Report

Dianne, Sandra, and Chip, writes:

We handed out 2920 CVA booklets at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita for Winter Jam yesterday.

Great job, Rick and team!

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

04/09/2018 CA, Los Angeles OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/12/2018 CO, Denver OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/12/2018 TN, Knoxville Casting Crowns – The Very Next Thing Tour

04/12/2018 IA, Des Moines Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North

04/12/2018 NY, Albany Chris Tomlin

04/13/2018 KA, Wichita OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/13/2018 OH, Cleveland Chris Tomlin

04/13/2018 MN, Minneapolis Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North

04/15/2018 MO, Springfield OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/17/2018 OH, Cincinnati OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/18/2018 MI, Detroit OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/19/2018 OH, Columbus OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/19/2018 FL, Pensacola Chris Tomlin

04/20/2018 FL, Jacksonville Chris Tomlin

04/21/2018 PA, Reading Hillsong Worship & Pastor Brian Houston

04/21/2018 OK, Oklahoma City Mercy Me and Tenth Avenue North

04/22/2018 SC, Greenville OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/23/2018 MA, Boston Hillsong Worship & Pastor Brian Houston

04/23/2018 Al, Birmingham OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/24/2018 LA, Bossier City OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/24/2018 DC, Washington Hillsong Worship & Pastor Brian Houston

04/26/2018 TN, Nashville OUTCRY Tour 2018

04/26/2018 GA, Atlanta Jeremy Camp

05/04-06/18 SC, Myrtle Beach Women of Joy

06/02/2018 NC, Charlotte Rock the Park (Tobymac, Zach Williams, and more)

06/21/2018 VA, Doswell Kings Fest (Tobymac, For King & Country, and more)

07/11/2018 CO, Col. Springs Kari Jobe

07/31/2018 FL, Orlando Jason Crabb

08/01/2018 FL, Orlando Jason Crabb

08/10-12/18 IN, Indianapolis Women of Joy

08/12/2018 TN, Memphis Needtobreathe

08/17/2018 DC, Washington Needtobreathe

08/18/2018 MA, Boston Needtobreathe

08/19/2018 PA, Philadelphia Needtobreathe

08/21/2018 NC, Charlotte Needtobreathe

08/24-25/18 MN, St. Paul Joyce Meyer Conference

09/15/2018 PA, Reading Propel Women Activate 2018

10/5-7/2018 TX, San Antonio Women of Joy

10-6-2018 TX, Houston Propel Women Activate 2018


04/14/2018 NH, Manchester NH VegFest

04/21/2018 FL, Orlando Central Florida Earth Day 2018

04/22/2018 CA, San Diego Earth Fair 2018

05/04/2018 NV, Las Vegas Vegan Street Fair Vegas Night

05/12-13/18 LA, New Orleans New Orleans Vegan Food Festival

05/19/2018 NY, NYC NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

06/02/2018 NY, Albany Albany VegFest

06/09/2018 NC, Asheville Asheville Vegan Fest

06/09/2018 PA, Philadelphia Philadelphia VegFest

06/23/2018 TX, Corpus Christi Corpus Christi VegFest

07/21/2018 TX, Houston VegFest Houston

07/28/2018 CO, Golden VegFest Colorado

07/28/2018 WA, Spokane Spokane VegFest

08/04/2018 MO. St. Louis St. Louis Vegfest

08/04/2018 PA, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Vegfest

08/12-13/18 IL, Chicago Veggie Fest Chicago

09/08/2018 TN, Chattanooga Chattanooga VegFest

09/15/2018 PA, Scranton NEPA VegFest

09/15/2018 NY, Rochester Rochester Vegfest

09/15/2018 DC, Washington DC Vegfest

09/16/2018 MN, St. Paul Twin Cities Vegfest

10/13/2018 IL, Chicago Chicago Vegan Mania

11/10/2018 GA, Atlanta Atlanta Veg Fest

Leafleting and tabling are effective, enjoyable ways to show our brothers and sisters in Christ that a plant-based diet is good for God’s Creation. When you volunteer for the CVA, the CVA now donates $16/hr. for tabling and $25/hr. for up to 3 hours for leafleting to the veg. or animal protection group of your choice. In particular, the Winter Jam events are outstanding leafleting opportunities, with large, young, receptive audiences. Contact Lorena at lorenavalenziveg@gmail.com if you can help.

2. Original Sin, part 31

Continuing the discussion of Jesus’ teachings against the scapegoating process, consider Jesus’ declaration to the Pharisees and lawyers:

Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs. Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’ that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel [Genesis 4:10] to the blood of Zechariah [2 Chronicles 24:21-22], who perished between the altar and the sanctuary (Luke 11:47-51).

The prophets condemned killing innocent victims, and many prophets, for articulating that message, were killed themselves. Jesus denounced the Pharisees and lawyers for building tombs and celebrating the prophets’ greatness, which made it easier for the Pharisees and lawyers to ignore the prophets’ actual, challenging message.

Jesus said that the blood of all the prophets was required of this generation. I think he meant that the mindset of “this generation” was the same as that of every other generation, and therefore all generations have been guilty of murders. Each generation can condemn past murders, but it is unwilling to confront its own violence and scapegoating. Therefore many people have ridiculed or denounced those animal advocates who have exposed injustice toward nonhumans. This illustrates the challenge of having a prophetic voice, to which I will consider next week.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

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

Ritualized Feasts Follow Resurrection

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