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Keeping the Wound Clean

Gena Minnix talks about what a meaningful response to violence might look like and the invitation Jesus gives us through one of his stories [Matthew 21:33-46]. Reflection: What are some helpful responses to human violence? What violence needs to die inside me so something else can be reborn? Resources: Model: Drama Triangle Podcast: Why Should we Treat Violence Like a […]

Liturgy: Benediction

As we finish our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, Weylin Lee reflects on the Benediction and the blessings that we’re still experiencing and being sent out with [Hebrews 13:20-21]. Reflection: How can we create peace one person at a time? How do we respond to the fact that who we are pleases God and that he loves […]

Liturgy: Eucharist

As we continue our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, Gideon Tsang reflects on the Eucharist and how God is reconciling us to love [2 Corinthians 5:18-21]. Reflection What do we do in exchange for our worthiness? How can we be ambassadors of a God who doesn’t count sins? Resources MWG: Discussion Guide

Liturgy: Scripture

As we continue our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, theologian James Alison considers the historical and cultural context of how we read and interpret Scripture [Mark 3:1-6]. Reflection: How can we read the Scriptures through Jesus our Rabbi? What ways can we be invited into the story of redemption this week? Resources: Website: James Alison MWG: Discussion […]

Liturgy: Doxology

As we begin our fall vision series on our rhythms of liturgy, Gideon Tsang reflects on how we know God and why love is the deepest form of knowing [1 John 4:7-12]. Reflection: What images come to mind when you think of God? How does the act of loving help you understand God? Resources: MWG: Discussion Guide

Mirrored Healing

Gideon Tsang speaks about how we see ourselves, God, and our healing [Matthew 18:15-35]. Reflection: Who has permission in our lives to help us see what we can’t see? How does that feel to know that God’s love and forgiveness is limitless? Resources: Podcast: This American Life -Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg […]

Fulfillment

Gena Minnix speaks about fulfillment and how Jesus invites us to meet our needs creatively [Matthew 14:13-21]. Reflection: What “self-talk” messages do I tell myself about my needs? Do I have a need that never seems fulfilled? How might I name that need to God and my community? Resources: Video: The Prestige Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg Video: Sharing […]