Author Archives: ochs

Being Good Guests

Matt Inman reflects on who we direct our compassion towards and how we sometimes get in the way of living it out [Matthew 10:5-16]. Reflection Where do you over-complicate your life and love by carrying around extra “equipment”? What is one small, humble act that would exercise your compassion and put you in the position of being a good guest? […]

Troubling Questions

Kelly Cutbirth reflects on the questions we ask in vulnerable places and how God responds to them [John 14:1-14]. Reflection What are the questions, at the surface or buried a little deeper, that are most troubling in my relationship with God today? What does it look like to rest in God’s love this morning, in the midst of unknowns and […]

Lent: Expectations…

Jason Minnix reflects on our expectations as we near the end of the Lenten season [Matthew 21:1-11]. Reflection: What pain and darkness is God starting to untether in me this week? How can I relax into the grace that God actually likes me? Resources: Video: On Love with Alain De Botton

Lent: Learning to See

Gideon Tsang talks about how we can learn to see the kingdom of God here and now and how we can see as God sees [John 3:1-17]. Reflection: What does it look like to create space in this lent season? How can you live out of your worthiness this week?

Changing Our Minds

Gideon Tsang reflects on what it would look like to have our minds continually changed to discover the mind of Christ is already in us [1 Corinthians 2:1-8]. Reflection: When did a moment of powerlessness change you? What’s scares you about being vulnerable? Resources: Podcast: Fresh Air- Mike Birbiglia Video: Manchester by the Sea

Values: Empathy

Gena Minnix continues our series on our Vox Values by focusing on Empathy and how essential empathy is for diversity [1 Corinthians 8]. Value of Empathy Theologians use “incarnation” to refer to God’s radical act of empathy: God became like us, in order to be with us and experience what we feel. We strive to reciprocate that in our relationships. […]

Wisdom: Who We Are

Gideon Tsang speaks about the journey of figuring out who we are and the relationship between our interior and exterior life [Proverbs 3:13-18]. Reflection: Does who you are inform what you do or vice versa? Why do you value what you value? Resources: Film: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Book: Michael Jordan: The Life Film: Tree of Life