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Belonging

Gena Minnix talks about what it means to belong and the vision Jesus left us with for Christian community [Matthew 28:16-20]. Reflection: Who among us needs to hear the message, “You belong”? How do I enjoy being playful with God and others? Resources: Article: Don’t Think You Have a Yoga Body? Video: Whose Line is It Anyway Improv Video: Don’t […]

Pentecost Sunday

Gideon Tsang talks about how God’s creative energy, the Holy Spirit, moves us towards transcendence in how we understand God and others [Acts 2:17-21]. Reflection: How can we reflect on what the experiences of our lives mean? In what ways can our use of language be a means to unite rather than divide people? Resources: Book: The Circle by Dave […]

Gospel According to Trees

Tim Brosnan talks about what we can learn from trees and what it means to humbly stand firm [1 Peter 5:6-11]. Reflection: In what ways can we choose to live closer to the humus until the canopy opens up? How can we cultivate a deeper understanding of God and ourselves through Nature? Resources: Podcast: On Being-Richard Rohr Poem: “When I […]

Community

Gideon Tsang talks about the way we interact with community and how we might do it in a way that creates gratitude and joy [Philippians 1:3-9]. Reflection: What would it look like to participate in sharing your beauty in community? Who’s a safe person you can share a face plant story with this week? Resources: Video: Kids Kissing Podcast: On […]

Shepherd Sunday

Matt Inman speaks about the rest and care that God is guiding us to rather than the versions we try to set up for ourselves [Psalm 23]. Reflection: In what ways do you seek rest that ends up obscuring your view of God and others? When was the last time you felt led into rest and comfort that grounded you […]

Live as Foreigners

Weylin Lee talks about why we’re invited to live as foreigners and how it captures the new way of life Jesus offers us. [1 Peter 1:17-23]. Reflection: How can we put aside our entitlement to create space for a posture of humility? How can we move towards sincere love that doesn’t carry expectations?

Waters of Baptism

Jason Minnix talks about being immersed into change as we hear the stories of Grace Minnix, Noah Tsang, Zachary Lee and Madeline Strickland [Matthew 3:1-6,13-17]. Reflection: How does it feel to be chosen and marked by love, the delight of God’s life? What if it’s true that God accepts every part of us without hesitation?