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    Personal Theology: A Garden of Community Lucy Atkinson Rose’s idea of the sermonic moment continues to strike me as a new and powerful method of developing relationships through sermons. Atkinson Rose proposes the following: “One form of preaching aims to gather the community of faith around the Word where the central conversations of the people of God are fostered and refocused week after week.” In suggesting that we rethink sermons as a shared experience of Truth, rather than truth from the single perspective on a regular schedule, Rose sees a possibility for higher engagement with one another. The idea may not be that every worship service includes a semi-directed conversation in the place of whatever we might think of as a traditional sermon, but Lucy Atkinson Rose is definitely identifying an important critique that preachers have had to deal with for centuries: the divide between the preacher and the congregation. Rose’s hope to break down the separations within congregations is an appealing image because it addresses many of the other problems that churches are currently suffering from in the post-modern world. As communities of faith, and in this year in particular, we have seen the idea of a united entity tumble with our membership and attendance rates. My own tradition likes to remember the times when we lived in choir communities and remains nostalgic for a time in the last century when it is said that community churches sprang up on church corners because…

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    in development in these two countries. In Denmark, already 8% of the households are kangaroo households. (“Community 2.0: is cohousing the future of urban design?”, n.d.) Kangaroo housing is a concept where two (or more) generations are living together in one accommodation. Both households have their own smaller environment inside the building, with each their own front door and facilities. In other words, there are two separate houses under one roof. This causes that…

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    the feelings of depression tend to settle in because they are isolated from their families and friends and dislike the feeling of being confide to a bed and a single room. Within creating a community base structure I want to give my patients a chance at a new way of life. Despite some may have injuries or diagnosis that does not allow them to live a normal life, they would still be able to have a chance to obtain a sense of self while receiving the best possible care. The design of my facility…

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    connection is important not only to bring visual break to the city but also because it can shape the way society forms and how people interact with each other. In ‘Designing High-Density Cities: For Social and Environmental Sustainability’ it is stated “People who are provided with clearly defined private space are more likely to be social and less withdrawn” this is because humans naturally are led by paths, by providing a path for human interaction the space provides unintended cross paths…

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