Jason Minnix begins the season of Advent by reflecting on the hope that Jesus lived and where we look and wait for that hope [Isaiah 2:1-5]. Reflection: Where am I watching and waiting for epiphany to break in? How can I make space to rest and trust transformation is happening? Resources Book:Come Out My People by Wes Howard-Brook
Gideon Tsang continues our conversation on hope and how it is a function of struggle in times of distress and uncertainty [Psalm 141]. Reflection: What are you feeling today? What might those feelings be revealing to you? What does it look like to struggle together for hope?
Weylin Lee explores what we’re invited to do in times of hopelessness as we wait for God’s original vision for us and our world to be fully restored [2 Thessalonians 2:13-17]. Reflection: How can we see ourselves and others the same way God sees us? How can our responses to hopelessness be more life giving instead of life limiting? How […]
Jason Minnix speaks about how faith carries us through hope in that which is not yet [Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16]. Reflection: How can we hold the tension of unfulfilled desires in a meaningful way? Whose faith are we invited to be near? Resources: Podcast: Mystery Show – Case #3 Belt Buckle Book: It’s Not You Poem: The Moment
Liturgy The new year, like a new born child, is placed in our hands as the old year passes away. The days and weeks to come are gifts from God; they carry God’s blessing. As a blessing we welcome them. Our hope for the year ending is that all that was good in it remain with us and all that […]
Liturgy Lord Jesus Christ, who is, who was, and who is to come, we pray for the virtue of hope, that amidst the trails and difficulties of this world, we may keep our hearts fixed upon you, who reigns over the cosmos. May your grace enliven us, strengthen us, and defend us, as we await your coming glory. In the […]
For centuries, people waited for a messiah that would bring hope to a broken world full of suffering. Now in the 21st century, the world is filled with news of war recession and anxiety. This season of Advent is a welcome change of pace for church communities to rest, remember and hope. During this Advent season, we join the church […]